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Exclusive: Dorsey Pictures bolsters team, opens LA branch

Denver-based television prodco Dorsey Pictures has expanded its operations to Los Angeles, tapping industry veteran producers Betsy Rott and Craig Delaval to lead a production team from its new offices ...
July 23, 2019

Denver-based television prodco Dorsey Pictures has expanded its operations to Los Angeles, tapping industry veteran producers Betsy Rott and Craig Delaval to lead a production team from its new offices in Burbank, California.

The launch of Dorsey’s LA office comes as the company continues to ratchet up its slate of lifestyle and true crime programming, including Discovery Channel’s Building Off the Grid, HGTV’s Tiny House Paradise, Oxygen Media’s Accident, Suicide or Murder, and the recently announced Dog’s Most Wanted for WGN America.

“As our company continues its growth in television and digital genres, Amy Dorsey, [co-founder of Dorsey Pictures] and I are incredibly excited to expand our footprint to Los Angeles with talented veteran producers leading the team,” said Dorsey Pictures president and CEO Chris Dorsey in a statement.

Rott (pictured, left) has had a hand in overseeing more than 2,000 hours of programming for traditional and digital platforms across a variety of genres, including documentaries, biographies, reality, true crime and entertainment specials, among others.

Delaval (right), meanwhile, has previously directed on A&E’s Emmy Award-winning Intervention¬†and has produced programming for myriad networks and streaming channels.

The pair currently work with Dorsey on the Oxygen true crime series Accident, Suicide or Murder, where Rott serves as executive producer and Deleval as co-exec producer.

In addition, the Red Arrow Studios-backed company will relocate its Denver-based executive team to the metroplex in Castle Rock, Colorado.

“Castle Rock’s easy access to Denver International Airport, high speed communications systems, world class amenities, and fantastic quality of life made the choice to come here very easy,” Dorsey added.

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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