Kinetic Content hires Paul Lima as VP, development
Los-Angeles based prodco Kinetic Content has tapped Paul Lima as vice-president of development.
The exec (pictured) most recently held the position of VP, development at This Is Just a Test, where he developed and sold shows including Big Rig Bounty Hunters (History), Ice Lake Rebels, Project Grizzly (Animal Planet), Akil Fugitive Hunter (A+E) and Missing Dial (Nat Geo).
In his new role, Lima reports to Karrie Wolfe and Katie Griffin, Kinetic’s EVPs of development and programming.
Lima joins the Red Arrow Studio company with nearly 20 series and 250 hours or content produced in 2017.
Elsewhere, Scott Patterson has been elevated to manager of development and Andre Kovalovs to coordinator.
Atari, Scott Sternberg team on Pong game-show format.
Atari has teamed with producer Scott Sternberg to develop a game-show format based on the iconic video game “Pong”.
Titled Million Dollar Pong, the project between Atari and Scott Sternberg Productions marks the first Atari brand to be developed for television.
The project is repped by Phil Irven of Rebel Entertainment Partners. Jeff Mirkin will also be an Atari producer of the television show.
Released in 1972 by Atari, Pong is a table tennis sports video game featuring two-dimensional graphics with two paddles and a ball.
Oxygen Media to release companion docuseries to its scripted series Dirty John
Oxygen Media is prepping a docuseries about John Meehan to coincide with its scripted anthology series, Dirty John.
Produced by Herzog & Co and Los Angeles Times Studios, the docuseries will investigate the real-life “Dirty John” through the eyes of those he deceived and whose lives were torn apart by his deceit and manipulation.
Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen will serve as executive producers.
Based on the articles and true crime podcast Dirty John from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, the series tells the story of how a romance with the charismatic John Meehan spiraled into secrets, denial and ultimately survival with consequence for an entire family.