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Powderhouse ups Carter to president

Massachusetts-based indie Powderhouse Productions has promoted its senior VP of programming SeanBaker Carter (pictured) to the role of president, following the departure of co-founder and president Tug Yourgrau.
April 21, 2014

Massachusetts-based indie Powderhouse Productions has promoted its senior VP of programming SeanBaker Carter (pictured) to the role of president, following the departure of co-founder and president Tug Yourgrau.

Yourgrau said in March that he would be leaving the company this month to form Yourgrau Media Group, which will focus on non-fiction, fiction and voice work.

In his new role, Carter – who has led development since 2007 - will oversee all of the company’s television and digital development, programming and operations. Reporting directly to CEO Joel Olicker, the exec’s duties will include interfacing with networks and studios as well as oversight and management of creative personnel.

Prior to joining Powderhouse, Carter was senior VP of alternative television at Scout Productions, where he helped launch the group’s television department, which developed formats such as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and How to Get the Guy.

Powderhouse, formed in 1994, produces series such as the Travel Channel’s Red, White & New and A&E’s Southie Rules. The prodco oversees documentaries and factual entertainment for networks including VH1, Animal Planet, Scripps Networks and PBS.

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 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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