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44 Blue Productions taps Dan Snook as SVP, development

Indie prodco 44 Blue Productions has tapped television exec Dan Snook as senior vice-president of development. Snook will work with the development team on the creation and sale of new ideas across cable, ...
January 29, 2018

Indie prodco 44 Blue Productions has tapped television exec Dan Snook as senior vice-president of development.

Snook will work with the development team on the creation and sale of new ideas across cable, broadcast, syndication and digital platforms as the company looks to expand its slate into new genres.

The exec comes to 44 Blue from Warner Bros./Shed Media where he was SVP, development. In that role, Snook oversaw Shed’s multi-genre slate, developing and selling shows such as Lifetime’s Child Genius and Glam Masters; Oxygen’s Criminal Confessions; NBC’s First Dates and Genius Junior, and content for VH1, Discovery, E! and more.

Before joining Shed, Snook served as SVP of development at UK indie Firecracker Films, shepherding the company’s U.S. strategy, generating original IP and helping in the sale of Firecracker to Tinopolis.

He started his career at 3Ball as a development producer on shows such as The Biggest Loser and Beauty and the Geek, before moving up to SVP of development, where he created one of the company’s longest-running series, Paramount Network’s Bar Rescue.

Currently, 44 Blue has more than 20 projects in production, ranging from Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls & Parolees to E!’s Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry.

Current celeb docuseries include A&E’s Wahlburgers with partners Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg and Nightwatch with Dick Wolf, and upcoming projects with Viola Davis, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jessica Biel, Khloe Kardashian, Rainn Wilson’s Soul Pancake and Blumhouse.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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