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AGC Television pens multi-year deal with ex-NBCU exec Jeff Gaspin

Former NBCUniversal Television Entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin and his Gaspin Media have penned a multi-year overall deal with AGC Television, the nascent television division of AGC Studios. Under terms of the deal, ...
November 9, 2018

Former NBCUniversal Television Entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin and his Gaspin Media have penned a multi-year overall deal with AGC Television, the nascent television division of AGC Studios.

Under terms of the deal, Gaspin will develop and produce a slate of original content across both scripted and unscripted for AGC Television. He will work closely alongside AGC Studios chairman and CEO Stuart Ford, AGC Television president Lourdes Diaz and AGC’s London office.

The executive will additionally join the board of AGC’s corporate entity and serve as non-executive director.

Gaspin spent 19 years at NBCUniversal, departing when Comcast acquired the television network. During his tenure as chairman of NBCU Television, Gaspin oversaw a portfolio of 16 broadcast and cable networks including NBC, Bravo and USA Network, and such smash series as America’s Got Talent and The Voice.

Prior to this, Gaspin served as president of the Peacock’s lifestyle entertainment channel Bravo, where he launched such series as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Project Runway. He also previously held the titles of head of reality at NBC and as head of programming at VH1.

The deal was brokered by AGC Studios COO Miguel Palos on behalf of AGC, and by Mahdi Salehi at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller on behalf of Gaspin Media.

Gaspin Media has produced First Impressions with Dana Carvey for USA Network, Fit to Fat for A&E and Match Made in Heaven for WE tv. The prodco has series in development at Netflix, Amazon, Showtime, Fox, CBS and Lifetime.

AGC Studios, meanwhile, was founded in February of this year by former IM Global CEO Stuart Ford and anticipates announcing a number of further executive hires in the television arena and production partnerships across film and TV over the coming months, the company said in a statement.

Most recently, the indie brought on former Warrior Poets creative executive Rachel Traub as vice president of non-fiction, tasked with development and production of unscripted projects for both film and television.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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