Exec departs from Odyssey Networks

Bill Reilly, EVP, creative strategies for production and partnerships at Odyssey Networks is stepping down and moving to a development role at Tremendous! Entertainment and New Dominion Pictures.
June 22, 2011

Bill Reilly, EVP, creative strategies for production and partnerships at Odyssey Networks is stepping down.

Leaving the multi-faith organization at the end of June, he is moving to Tremendous! Entertainment and New Dominion Pictures where he will be developing programming for cable TV and public television.

Reilly will also be producing special events in New York City, including an Easter Week special with the Dutch prodco, Eye2Eye Media.

Reilly has held senior executive positions at Odyssey since 1999.

“I will miss Odyssey, particularly its deeply committed staff and its member faith groups, but I’m very excited about several new opportunities that have recently come my way,” he said.

During his 12 years at Odyssey, Reilly has won over 30 national television awards, and established Odyssey’s presence in the international television marketplace via coproductions with the BBC and others. He has also overseen all of Odyssey’s primetime docudramas, including those on CS Lewis, Francis of Assisi, and Joan of Arc.

“All of us at Odyssey applaud the many achievements of Bill Reilly,” said Nick Stuart, Odyssey’s president and CEO. “His boundless energy, vision and creativity helped shape the direction of our television programming. We are grateful for all he has done and wish him every success in his new ventures.”

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