Rob Lee to head unscripted division at Keshet Studios

The Los Angeles-based arm of Keshet International has tapped veteran TV exec Rob Lee to lead its newly formed non-scripted division as president.
October 2, 2015

Keshet Studios has recruited Rob Lee to head up its newly launched unscripted programming division.

As president of non-scripted programming, he will help expand the Los Angeles-based arm of Israeli producer-distributor Keshet International’s unscripted and alternative slate by developing formats for the American market and adapting the company’s global formats for the U.S.

Lee will report to Keshet International CEO Alon Shtruzman and oversee the company’s relationship with dick clark productions and projects on the Keshet DCP slate, which have included such series as the singing competition Rising Star and game show BOOM!.

“Keshet Studios has grown rapidly in both scale and vision since we established the company only a few months ago, and we realized an opportunity to expand further into the non-scripted space,” said Shtruzman in a statement. “Rob is an exceptional and unique creative force in non-scripted television as evidenced by his prolific, diverse and successful track record. We are happy to welcome him to our team.”

Lee is formerly the executive VP and worldwide head of programming for IMG Global Media, and prior to that he was a consultant to networks and producers such as CORE Media Group, Zodiak Media, UPtv Network and others. His credits include Millionaire Matchmaker, Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew and Motown Live, which were produced through his Bayonne Entertainment and Elephant Walk Elephant shingles.

He has also worked as senior VP of film and television at the William Morris Agency and as executive VP and head of worldwide television at TRIAD Artists.

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