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Unscripted veteran Eden Gaha joins Eureka Productions as president

Fremantle-backed Eureka Productions (Holey Moley, The Real Love Boat) has appointed unscripted veteran exec Eden Gaha as its president. Reporting to company co-CEOs Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin and based in Eureka’s Los ...
May 24, 2022

Fremantle-backed Eureka Productions (Holey Moley, The Real Love Boat) has appointed unscripted veteran exec Eden Gaha as its president.

Reporting to company co-CEOs Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin and based in Eureka’s Los Angeles offices, Gaha takes the role on June 1.

Gaha’s tenure in unscripted TV has included a six-year stint as president, unscripted television for Endemol Shine North America, where he executive produced MasterChef, MasterChef Junior and SuperHuman for Fox, The Biggest Loser for NBC, Restaurant Startup and Billion Dollar Buyer for CNBC, and Hunted for CBS.

Before Endemol Shine, Gaha spent five seasons as showrunner and executive producer for Mark Burnett Productions on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, as well as co-executive producing The Contender, Pirate Master, and Rock Star. He also served as supervising producer on CBS’s unscripted staple Survivor.

In 2017, Gaha founded Mother Media Group, which was behind All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks for Amazon Prime. He most recently served as showrunner on Eureka’s Frogger for NBCU streamer Peacock.

“Bringing Eden’s exceptional experience and creative leadership into the Eureka family helps position us for a new phase of growth,” said Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin in a joint statement. “He shares our passion for what we do and our ambition to accelerate Eureka’s international expansion while continuing to deliver world-class unscripted shows for our partners.”

“Chris and Paul have built an unscripted powerhouse that has become one of the fastest growing international production companies in the marketplace,” added Gaha regarding Eureka, which also has headquarters in Australia. “Alongside their ever-expanding slate of top-rated shows, Eureka has continued to attract the very best creative and production talent, and I am proud to join such an outstanding team.”

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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