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Departure Films taps Jessica Morgan Richter for development

U.S. prodco Departure Films has tapped former A&E exec Jessica Morgan Richter (pictured) to be its VP of development.
May 2, 2014

U.S. prodco Departure Films has tapped former A&E exec Jessica Morgan Richter (pictured) to be its VP of development.

Morgan Richter most recently served as director and exec producer of non-fiction and alternative programming for A&E, overseeing shows such as Hoarders, Flipping Vegas, Fix This Yard and Sell This House and Flipping Boston. 

Departure Films – which currently has seven series in production – is known for shows including The Vanilla Ice Project, Rev Run’s Renovation, The Jennie Garth Project and Million Dollar Contractor.

“Jessica is a fantastic addition to Departure with her broad experience on both the network and production sides of the television business,” said Max Weissman, president of Departure Films, in a statement. “Jessica will be a tremendous asset as we broaden our development slate and look to continue our growth.”

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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