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Exclusive: Lucky 8′s Bruce Robertson joins Four M Studios

Four M Studios, the production arm of American media and publishing conglomerate Meredith Corporation, has appointed former Lucky 8 TV executive Bruce Robertson as its head of creative strategy and development. In ...
February 28, 2019

Four M Studios, the production arm of American media and publishing conglomerate Meredith Corporation, has appointed former Lucky 8 TV executive Bruce Robertson as its head of creative strategy and development.

In the role, Robertson will oversee Four M’s production group in New York and Los Angeles and will manage the company’s creative strategy and development slate. He is additionally tasked with developing original series from Meredith’s portfolio of entertainment and lifestyle brands, including People, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, Better Homes & Gardens, Shape and Allrecipes, among others.

Robertson, who began consulting with Four M Studios in June and is based in LA, will report directly to Bruce Gersh, president of People, Entertainment Weekly, People en Espanol and Four M Studios.

Prior to joining Four M, Robertson served as EVP of creative strategy for Lucky 8 TV. There, he oversaw the studio’s non-scripted development and creative strategy while managing the company’s development team in New York and expanding its creative team in LA.

He was previously EVP of creative strategy at ITV Studios America where he oversaw development and expanded creative direction for unscripted programming. During his tenure there, ITVSA’s unscripted development slate grew exponentially and in a wider range of genres, with series launched including #RichKids of Beverly Hills for E!, Cesar 911 for Nat Geo Wild and Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris for NBC.

“His leadership and unique ability to develop across all genres will fit perfectly into Meredith’s broad portfolio of the best media brands,” said Gersh in a statement. “His enthusiasm and keen sense for developing compelling content is an exciting addition to our ever-growing studio.”

Formed in 2016, Four M Studios serves as a full-service production company creating premium content distributed on all platforms globally. The production outfit, formerly known as Time Inc. Productions, has most recently revealed that it will dig into the iconic LIFE archives, also part of Meredith’s portfolio, to produce LIFE for Kids, which is developed and created in partnership with Imagine Kids & Family.

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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