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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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