Truly Original


Truly Original alum Chelsey Stephens launches talent firm & strikes ITV America pact

Truly Original’s former SVP of talent & development Chelsey Stephens has partnered with ITV America on a new US-based outfit. Chelsey Creative Inc, which will focus on development and casting, has struck a first-look pact with ITV America president Adam Sher and EVP of casting and talent, Danielle Gervais, on all development and production. Stephens’ […]

‘Real Housewives’ prodco Truly Original expands senior team

US-based The Real Housewives franchise producer Truly Original has expanded its senior team, including the appointments of David Patry as SVP and head of production and Ronica Wynder as VP of programming. Patry will run production management and current for the company, having previously worked at Big Fish Entertainment, as well as holding roles at […]

News round-up: Truly Original inks first-look comedy deal; All4 rebrands as C4; Youku & France TV extend ‘Lupin’s Tales’

Truly Original inks first-look comedy deal Truly Original has inked a first-look deal with New York-based comedy producers Jim Biederman (Kids in the Hall) and Jodi Lennon (At Home with Amy Sedaris).  The writers have teamed up as a producing duo and together will help expand Truly Original’s slate of unscripted comedy series for streaming and broadcast. Working closely with head […]

Endemol Shine extends deals for Truly Original’s Glenda Hersh & Steven Weinstock

Endemol Shine Group has extended the deals of Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, toppers at The Real Housewives Of Atlanta prodco Truly Original. The agreement will see the duo remain co-presidents and co-CEOs of the unscripted TV production company, which was originally founded as True Entertainment in 2000. The company was acquired by Endemol in […]

Endemol Shine’s Truly Original adds Paramount Network exec to head development

Endemol Shine Group’s US-based producer Truly Original has appointed former Paramount Network exec Chachi Senior as its head of development. Based in LA and New York, Senior will oversee and run the Truly Original creative development roster for all platforms and across all content genres, including documentary, reality, formats, competition and podcasts. Senior will work […]

Truly Original promotes Haughton-Lawson

Lorraine Haughton-Lawson has been promoted to senior vice president of programming at Truly Original, the company has announced. Truly Original, which is owned by Endemol Shine North America, has scored recent successes with Deal or No Deal and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Co-CEOs Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh said the promotion reflected Haughton-Lawson’s hard […]

Truly Original delve into Kremlin for true crime series

As the reach and seriousness of Russia’s state sponsored activities continues to make headlines across the world, Truly Original is partnering with a leading investigative journalist to look into the murky world of espionage and murder. Bryan Burrough (pictured), writer of groundbreaking business expose Barbarians at the Gate and the recently adapted Public Enemies, will […]

History Channel’s Stephen Mintz joins Truly Original

Truly Original has hired Stephen Mintz as VP for programming & development. Mintz will join the creative team led by EVP of programming, Lauren Eskelin, and EVP of development, Bryan Hale. He will work across a slate of long-running franchises including The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Ink Master and Vanity Fair Confidential. Steven Weinstock and […]

Endemol Shine US prodco ups two after merger

A pair of execs have been promoted at New York-based Truly Original following the merger of the merger of Endemol Shine North America prodcos True Entertainment and Original Media. Bryan Hale has been elevated from senior VP and head of West Coast at True to executive VP of development at Truly Original, while Nikki Borrelli […]