New York-headquartered production outfit Blue Chalk Media has hired non-fiction veteran Mitchell Tanen.
Tanen (pictured) will join Blue Chalk as an executive producer with responsibility for developing and producing the company’s growing slate of unscripted projects, which currently include documentaries Noah and Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides. He will be stationed out of Blue Chalk’s offices in Portland, Oregon.
Tanen has previously worked in non-scripted development for the Bandito Brothers and served as executive producer and VP of production for London-based non-fiction prodco October Films where he oversaw series for MTV and Lifetime.
With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Tanen has directed, produced, and written more than 100 hours of content across all platforms. His critically and commercially successful broadcast television credits include NBC’s The Voice , Discovery Channel’s Ice Road Truckers, Alaska: The Last Frontier, A&E’s Intervention, TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska, History Channel’s BullRun and Esquire Networks’ The Candidate. He has also produced content for networks including Animal Planet, Spike TV, Lifetime, Red Bull Media and Vice.
In addition, Tanen has co-directed the 2009 feature-length documentary Release: The Jack Ryan Story alongside Aaron Bierman.