Summit ’14: Big Monster, GRB to develop “GatorTown”

Big Monster Entertainment has signed a deal with the Intervention producer to develop the reality series GatorTown.
January 27, 2014

Big Monster Entertainment has signed a development deal with Intervention producer GRB Entertainment for the reality series GatorTown.

Big Monster – which has offices in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Culver City, California; and Incline Village, Nevada – also recently signed a development deal with the Boy Scouts of America and its Boy’s Life Magazine to produce the teen series Scouting Around, as well as a deal to create programming for news network Vocativ.

“Our short-term goal is to create shows for the domestic market that play in the U.S. and rate very well, and we have other programming that is pure global right out of the gates,” said Big Monster managing director Rudy Vegliante in a statement.

Big Monster is a new venture that produces scripted, unscripted and documentary programming. Its producers’ credits include The Amazing Race, Duck Commanders and Hollywood Death Trip.

In addition to the long-running A&E docuseries Intervention, GRB’s credits include Pregnant & Dating for WE tv, Showdown of the Unbeatables for National Geographic Channel, and Fame in the Family for E!

The deal comes with representatives from both Big Monster and GRB attending the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC this week.

About The Author
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 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.