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Exclusive: 495 Productions’ Paskoff, ITV America’s Jacoby join 44 Blue

Studio City, California-headquartered 44 Blue Productions, a division of Red Arrow Studios, has made two senior appointments. Andrew Paskoff (pictured, left) joins the company as SVP of production and will oversee all ...
January 16, 2019

Studio City, California-headquartered 44 Blue Productions, a division of Red Arrow Studios, has made two senior appointments.

Andrew Paskoff (pictured, left) joins the company as SVP of production and will oversee all aspects of physical production for the Wahlburgers prodco’s growing slate of programming. He reports to EVP Sarah Poage.

The veteran executive joins 44 Blue Productions following a two-year stint at SallyAnn Salsano‘s 495 Productions, where he was most recently head of production. Prior to joining 495, Paskoff was SVP of production at Lighthearted Entertainment and held a variety of positions at Sony Pictures Television Networks over a six-year tenure, including VP of original programming for unscripted. His credits at SPT include working on locally adapted versions of such franchises as Got Talent, Next Top Model, The Apprentice, Amazing Raceand Idol.

Also joining the Pit Bulls & Parolees producer is former Outpost Entertainment/ITV America executive Brent Jacoby (right).

Jacoby will join 44 Blue as VP of development and will be responsible for developing content for all major U.S. networks. He reports to Dan Snook, SVP of development.

He previously served as VP of development at Outpost over a near-three-year period where he led the development and creation of series for Travel Channel, Discovery, Food Network and Lifetime.

Before Outpost, Jacoby worked in several roles at Pilgrim Media Group, including as a senior director of development and VP of development. There, he developed such projects as Netflix’s Battlefish, Discovery’s Fire in the Hole and History’s Missing In Alaska.

“Andrew has a wealth of production experience and expertise, having worked on some of the biggest shows and brands in the market,” said Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, co-founder and president of 44 Blue Productions, in a statement. “We’re delighted that he is joining 44 Blue at a time of huge growth for our business. We are also very happy to have Brent join us as we expand our development team, to build on our existing franchises and move into new genres.”

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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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