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NYC Television Week 40 Under 40 Event to Showcase Media Innovators NEW YORK, USA, July 24, 2019 / — Future US, the leading information and event producer for professional communications, entertainment and education technology markets, has announced its 2019 selections for NYC Television Week’s 40 Under 40 Awards.  Honorees will be recognized on the evening […]

2019 WINNERS Non-Fiction: Sports Documentaries 30 For 30: Year of the Scab Original Broadcast Country: USANetwork/Platform: ESPNProduction Company: TEN100 and Leftfield PicturesExecutive Producer (Production Company): John Dorsey; Andrew Stephan; Brent Montgomery; David GeorgeExecutive Producer (Network): Libby Geist; Connor Schell; John Dahl Non-Fiction: Archive-Based Programming Wild Wild Country Original Broadcast Country: USANetwork/Platform: NetflixProduction Company: A Duplass […]

Long-time network and development executive Andrew Schechter has been appointed senior VP of development at ITV America-owned production company Leftfield Pictures. Reporting to Leftfield co-presidents Shawn Witt and Gretchen Palek, Schechter is tasked with overseeing the entire content development slate for Leftfield Pictures across all platforms. Schechter joins Leftfield following a seven-year tenure at Scripps Networks, where he most recently […]

ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures has teamed with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects to develop and produce a talk show format for Facebook Watch. The talk show will be hosted by Lewis Howes (pictured) the author, entrepreneur and host of The School of Greatness podcast. Titled Breakthrough with Lewis Howes, the show will premiere on Facebook later […]

Awoooooooo! Animal Planet has ordered new series “Wolves & Warriors,” which will pair combat vets suffering from PTSD with rescued wolves, TheWrap has learned exclusively. Premiering later this year, “Wolves & Warriors” features U.S. Navy veteran Matt Simmons and Dr. Lorin Lindner, a clinical psychologist, the husband and wife team behind the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC). LARC […]

Gretchen Palek and Shawn Witt are promoted to co-presidents, while Joe Weinstock moves into a senior vp development role at the “Pawn Stars” company. Leftfield Pictures is promoting from within. Veteran executives Gretchen Palek and Shawn Witt are being elevated to co-presidents of the ITV America company, while Joe Weinstock is being upped to senior […]

Hosted by Bryant Gumbel, the two-hour event will take viewers inside an awake deep brain stimulation surgery via handheld and robotic cameras in the operating room. National Geographic Channel is going where U.S. television has never been before. The network will air the first-ever live brain surgery later this month, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The […]

National Geographic Channel and publisher Mental Floss have announced plans to co-create unscripted television projects, Variety has learned exclusively. The series will be produced by Leftfield Pictures. The first one is expected to be announced later this summer. “The joining of these two incredible brands — one with a 127-year history of exploring the world, and the other a […]

“Toned Up,” “Blood, Sweat & Heels” and “100 Days of Summer” all are set to debut after the new year. Bravo is set to debut a trio of new unscripted series in January, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The fitness-themed Toned Up, New York-based Blood, Sweat & Heels and the Chicago-set 100 Days of Summer all will debut after the new year. […]



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