Buck Productions hires Emma Fleury
Toronto’s Buck Productions has appointed Emma Fleury (pictured) to the newly created position of director of development.
In the role, Fleury will be responsible for expanding Buck’s development slates across scripted, unscripted and branded content, under the direction of CEO Sean Buckley and head of television Jim Kiriakakis.
Most recently, Fleury served as a development producer at unscripted prodco RTR Media. Prior to that, she held various roles at General Purpose Entertainment and 9 Story Media. She was also a co-founder of prodco Babe Nation and previously participated in the producers’ lab for CFC’s 2016 Cineplex Entertainment Film Program.
Image courtesy of CFC; From Playback Daily’s Jordan Pinto
Brandon Thomas Lee boards The Hills revival
Actor and model Brandon Thomas Lee has joined the cast of the previously unveiled MTV reality series The Hills: New Beginnings.
Lee most recently appeared in a supporting role in Netflix’s Sierra Burgess is a Loser and served as a face of a Dolce & Gabbana campaign. He is the son of Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee.
The Hills: New Beginnings will reunite original cast members and new faces as they navigate their personal and professional lives in Los Angeles. The series is a based off the Laguna Beach spin-off series The Hills from Adam DiVello‘s Done and Done Productions.
Lee joins the recently announced Mischa Barton as cast members in the MTV- and Evolution Media-produced docuseries.
Returning cast members include Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner, Frankie Delgado, Heidi Pratt, Jason Wahler, Justin “Bobby” Brescia, Spencer Pratt, Stephanie Pratt and Whitney Port.
The Hills: New Beginnings is slated to premiere in 2019.
Lee is managed by Framework Entertainment and agented by ICM.
TLC orders Dr. Pimple Popper companion series
Discovery-owned lifestyle network TLC has commissioned Evolution Media to produce a companion project to dermatology series Dr. Pimple Popper.
Dr. Foot Fixer will chart the practice of Dr. Yolanda Ragland, a renowned podiatrist and foot surgeon, as she cares for patients with crippling, humiliating and “sometimes ooey-gooey conditions” as they desperately attempt to lead a normal life.
Dr. Foot Fixer is scheduled to premiere in early 2019.
“TLC shares powerful medical transformation stories like no one else, and after seeing the overwhelmingly positive response to Dr. Pimple Popper we heard our audience’s desire for more loud and clear,” says Howard Lee, president and GM of TLC. “Viewers will fall head over heels with Dr. Ragland and be captivated by her most challenging, can’t-look-away cases.”