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Magical Elves names chief operating officer

Los Angeles-based non-fiction prodco Magical Elves, part of The Tinopolis Group, has promoted Dan Murphy to the post of chief operating officer. Murphy (pictured), who most recently served as SVP of ...
August 6, 2020

Los Angeles-based non-fiction prodco Magical Elves, part of The Tinopolis Group, has promoted Dan Murphy to the post of chief operating officer.

Murphy (pictured), who most recently served as SVP of production and operations, will succeed Casey Kriley in the role. Kriley was named co-CEO last August alongside Jo Sharon.

In his newly expanded role, Murphy will be tasked with aligning the company’s daily operations, including finance, physical production, and strategic growth across Magical Elves’ portfolio of titles.

Murphy joined Magical Elves more than 12 years ago and has produced or overseen production on more than 1,000 hours of unscripted content, including Bravo’s Top Chef and Project Runway; Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Don’t F**k This UpSugar Rush and Nailed It!; HBO’s Project Greenlight; and Oxygen’s Cold Justice and In Defense Of.

Prior to joining Magical Elves in 2008, Murphy was the VP of production for MTV West Coast at MTV Networks on such series as The OsbournesNewlyweds: Nick & Jessicaand Making the Band.

“Dan’s tremendous institutional knowledge and commitment to the company make him the clear choice for this position,” said  co-CEO’s Kriley and Sharon in a statement. “He is a valued leader on our team, and over the past year as we stepped into our new positions, has proven to have the vision needed to drive the company forward.”

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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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