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Eli Baldrige promoted to SVP of development at A. Smith & Co.

Unscripted production company A. Smith & Co. Productions has promoted Emmy-winning producer and series developer Eli Baldrige to senior vice president of development. In his new role, he will will manage ...
January 12, 2022

Unscripted production company A. Smith & Co. Productions has promoted Emmy-winning producer and series developer Eli Baldrige to senior vice president of development. In his new role, he will will manage the development team and oversee development across the company.

As vice president of development for the past three years, Baldridge developed programs like Welcome to Plathville (TLC), Pharrell Williams’ Voices of Fire (Netflix), and Canine Intervention (Netflix), in addition to as-yet-unannounced projects coming later this year.

Before joining A. Smith & Co., Baldrige produced hundreds of hours of popular unscripted content, including ESPN’s Sport Science and The Weather Channel’s Brainstorm, where he served as showrunner. He has also produced several feature documentaries, including Citizen Soldier and Apache Warrior.

“[Baldridge's] propensity for storytelling and purposeful entertainment, and ability to think beyond the ordinary, make him the ideal executive to lead our genre-spanning development slate, and we can’t wait to see where he takes the development team from here,” said Caroline Baumgard, CEO of A. Smith & Co., in a release.

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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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