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Samantha Bee launches prodco with plans for doc TV projects

Comedian Samantha Bee, host of TBS’ Emmy Award-winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, has formed a production company that will focus on narrative and doc television.  Swimsuit Competition will create original content, ...
December 3, 2018

Comedian Samantha Bee, host of TBS’ Emmy Award-winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, has formed a production company that will focus on narrative and doc television. 

Swimsuit Competition will create original content, according to a TBS release, from “people flying under the radar, or whose work has been underestimated in the past.” The company has inked a first-look deal with TBS to develop original content. Swimsuit Competition will initially focus on developing content for television but will look for opportunities to expand.

Kristen Everman, the two-time Emmy-nominated producer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” and The Rundown with Robin Thede joins Bee as head of development at Swimsuit Competition.

Bee’s satirical weekly news program,Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is currently in its third season. Prior to Full Frontal, Bee was a longtime member of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show‘s team and holds the title for being the longest-serving regular correspondent for the series. Bee and her husband Jason Jones also co-created the half-hour comedy series The Detour, which recently aired its third season on TBS.

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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