Unscripted

Asylum adds 495 development exec

California-based prodco Asylum Entertainment has tapped Stephanie Lydecker (pictured) to lead unscripted development.
September 18, 2013

California-based prodco Asylum Entertainment has tapped Stephanie Lydecker (pictured) to lead unscripted development.

In her new role as senior VP of development, Lydecker will oversee unscripted development and develop scripted content for the company, which is behind the eight-part mini-series The Kennedys, as well as The Locator, Addicted, American Gangster, Beverly Hills Pawn and Beyond the Glory, the latter a title for ESPN’s ’30 for 30′ series.

In her most recent role as 495 Productions’ head of development, she worked on Jersey Shore, The Pauly D Project, Shot at Love, Repo Games and Wedding Wars.

Her other credits include Temptation Island, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, American Idol, Nashville Star and Design Star.

“Stephanie is one of the most talented and creative executives in the entire industry,” said Asylum Entertainment founder and CEO Steve Michaels. “We feel very fortunate to have her join the Asylum family.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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