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Exclusive: Bright Bay Creative, Brian Puterman ink copro deal

Unscripted and documentary-focused indie Bright Bay Creative, run by EP, president and co-founder Brandon Killion, has signed a co-production deal with indie producer and Mike Mathis Productions alum Brian Puterman. The ...
August 12, 2019

Unscripted and documentary-focused indie Bright Bay Creative, run by EP, president and co-founder Brandon Killion, has signed a co-production deal with indie producer and Mike Mathis Productions alum Brian Puterman.

The partnership will see them developing and producing unscripted and scripted content for TV, streaming and digital platforms. Several projects in the game show, social experiment, lifestyle and crime and investigation spaces are currently in development.

Puterman (pictured, left) previously served as SVP of development and production at Mike Mathis Productions where he oversaw creative since 2003. While there, he developed more than 50 shows across genres like true crime, paranormal and food, including I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, D.U.I. and Take-Home Chef for TLC; Gator Boys for Animal Planet; and Blood Relatives, Murder Among Friends and Extreme Measures for ID.

Meanwhile, Bright Bay has added Tony Nguyen (right) to its development team. Nguyen will serve as SVP of development and shepherd the company’s development slate across all genres and platforms. He reports into Killion, president of Bright Bay.

Nguyen joins Bright Bay from Complex Networks, where he worked as a development executive under the premium content team since 2017, overseeing scripted and unscripted series from pitch through launch. He has executive produced programs including Droppin’ Cash, Inst@famous, Slobby’s World, That White People Sh!t, and Rules to This Sh!t.

“With Bright Bay experiencing a big growth moment, Brian’s proven track record of developing and producing sharp, targeted content for a varied range of buyers makes him a great asset,” said Killion in a statement. “We’re excited as well to welcome Tony to our ranks, whose instincts for quality IP were a natural fit and undoubtedly will continue driving our slate’s momentum.”

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