Discovery Communications Signs Top Executive Producer Eddie Barbini to Overall Deal
-- Leading Creative Talent worked on DIRTY JOBS and THE ALASKA EXPERIMENT --
November 23, 2010
(Silver Spring, Md.) Discovery Studios, the full service production arm of Discovery Communications, today announced a long-term overall deal with Executive Producer and television veteran Eddie Barbini of Blue Frog Pictures. The nonfiction visionary will exclusively produce series and specials for Discovery Studios, the largest single supplier of content for Discovery's networks. Discovery Studios is committed to attracting the industry's top creative talent and building a more efficient and innovative operation for the production of world class television.
"Eddie is one of the top Executive Producers in the industry who understands Discovery's brand promise and sensibilities. The addition of his award-winning expertise to our already strong roster will ensure that Discovery Studios continues to deliver high quality and compelling programming. His tremendous success will be invaluable now that he's part of the Discovery family," said Carole Tomko, President, Discovery Studios.
"Having worked with Discovery for several years, I have always been impressed by its great taste and forward-thinking approach to developing high-quality, breakthrough programming," said Barbini. "I have a lot of ideas and look forward to partnering with the team at Discovery Studios to bring them to life by creating interesting and innovative television projects."
Barbini is a three-time Emmy award nominee in the category of "Outstanding Reality Program" for his work on Discovery Channel's DIRTY JOBS. Other previous work for Discovery includes WORST CASE SCENARIO, SWAMP LOGGERS and OUT OF THE WILD: THE ALASKA EXPERIMENT for Discovery Channel and MIRACLE DETECTIVES for The Oprah Winfrey Network. His other work includes Executive Producer of "SWAT: Tactical Force" for USA, "American P.I." for FX, "Arrest and Trial" for ABC, and "Manhunt" for UPN. Barbini was recently an Executive Producer with Pilgrim Films.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching nearly 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About Discovery Studios
Discovery Studios is the full-service production studio within Discovery Communications that develops and produces innovative, high-quality original programming for the Discovery networks. With offices in Silver Spring, Los Angeles and New York, Discovery Studios is the largest domestic producer of content across Discovery networks. Discovery Studios offers unique access to the talent, reach and unrivaled expertise of Discovery. Discovery Studios is also home to the growing Branded Entertainment division and the robust Footage & Music Services division offering an outstanding multimedia library for use in productions around the world.