Knoxville/NY-based production company Jupiter Entertainment has tapped Chris Spry to be its new senior vice president of development.
Spry has spent the last two years serving as the Sky Studios-backed company’s vice president of development, during which time he helped spearhead efforts to expand offerings in the premium lifestyle doc categories for clients such as Red Bull Studios, A&E and Discovery+. He also took the lead on Jupiter’s first-look deal with Oliver Hudson’s new company, Bronco Productions.
In his new role, Spry will be tasked with developing a range of content across multiple genres for linear and streaming platforms, and will flesh out the company’s premium doc portfolio. He’s currently working on the docuseries Chicano Squad (w/t) with award-winning producer Lawrence Bender for Tplus, as well as shepherding a currently untitled true-crime project for Peacock.
Before joining the company, Spry served as SVP of production and development at Hudsun Media, working on projects such as The Toy Box (ABC) with Eric Stonestreet, as well as nearly 100 episodes of Returning the Favor (Facebook Watch) with Mike Rowe.
“Chris is a talented developer with a keen ability to stay on the pulse of new trends that come with a changing content landscape,” Jupiter Holdings president Patrick Reardon said. “He’s had a pivotal influence on the company’s trajectory and continues to broaden our footprint within the premium-doc space.”