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Exclusive: Ugly Brother inks deal with C. Russell Muth

The veteran showrunner (pictured, right) will produce original content and run shows for the Mike and Tim Duffy-helmed studio. The company has also promoted Andre Gary (left) to manager of development.
January 27, 2016

Reality and documentary producer C. Russell Muth (pictured, right) has signed an overall deal with Ugly Brother Studios.

Under the agreement, Muth will produce original content and run shows for Mike and Tim Duffy‘s two-year-old studio. His credits include American Casino (Discovery), Bordertown Laredo (A&E) and Coast Guard Alaska (Weather Channel).

“Russell and I have been in the trenches together. He’s one of the best showrunners around with an endless well of creative ideas,” the Duffy brothers said in a statement. “His specialty in male-skewing doc series makes him a perfect partner for us as we grow our business.”

Additionally, Ugly Brother has promoted Andre Gary (left) to manager of development. The former WME exec joined the company two years ago. In his new role, he will concentrate on growing a development slate of documentary series, reality and factual formats, as well as comedy formats and docusoaps.

 

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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