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BSTV bolsters senior team with Brett Stolnick, Michael Maniaci

New Jersey-based video prodco BSTV Entertainment has made two new appointments, with Brett Stolnick joining as head of production and Michael Maniaci as VP of development. With the posting, Stolnick will oversee the production ...
January 11, 2019

New Jersey-based video prodco BSTV Entertainment has made two new appointments, with Brett Stolnick joining as head of production and Michael Maniaci as VP of development.

With the posting, Stolnick will oversee the production and budgets of all BSTV shows while streamlining current procedures.

Stolnick was previously head of production at Leopard Films USA while simultaneously working as a line producer for various networks, including Food Network, Vice, HGTV, CNBC, Discovery and DIY.

Before that, he was a production manager at Viacom, where he planned and organized production schedules for shows including the Grammy Nominations Special, Hollywood Secrets Revealed II, Inside Out: Nicky Hilton and Top 20 Countdown.

Maniaci, meanwhile, will be responsible for creating and developing a variety of talent-driven lifestyle content across all lanes of broadcast, cable and digital.

He was previously VP of development at Rock Shrimp Productions. He recently developed and sold the series Flipping Exes to Bravo and The Spin with Matt FX to Genius Kitchen, as well as series, pilots and specials for Animal Planet, Complex, CMT, CW, MTV, National Geographic, Nickelodeon, Smithsonian, Travel Channel, WE and The Weather Channel.

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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