Momentum Content has renewed its overall co-production deal with Blackfin, one year after its initial launch.
Christina Douglas exited Discovery Communications-owned Investigation Discovery last January to lead the firm, which specializes in creating, developing and producing crime formats and unscripted programming. She is currently based out of Blackfin’s New York offices, working closely alongside CEO Geno McDermott.
“We’ve had a fast start out of the gate thanks in part to our incredible partner Blackfin,” said Douglas, in a statement. “It’s been an honor to work with Geno McDermott who stands out among the crowd as a true visionary.”
Going into its second year, Momentum has recruited another former ID Exec. Anna Snead, who has been with Momentum as a consultant since June, has been named head of development.
In this role, Snead (pictured) will produce true-crime content alongside Douglas, driving Momentum’s development strategy across genres with an expanded emphasis on character, talent and access-driven formats for U.S. broadcasters and cable networks.
Previously, Snead spent nearly a decade at Discovery Communications across a variety of departments and U.S. brands. While there, she specialized in leading and designing casting and talent strategies for networks such as Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, Destination America, American Heroes Channel and Discovery Life.
She most recently served as a development executive at Investigation Discovery where she specialized in crime formats and developed hundreds of hours of content such as Shattered, See No Evil, Married with Secrets, Murder Among Friends and The Coroner with Graham Hetrick. Additionally, she liaised and oversaw ID’s foray into scripted programming including James Patterson’s Murder is Forever, Final Vision as well as Dating Game Killer.