or


[06/14/12 - 06:13 AM]
Thom Beers' Original Productions Launches Digital Enterprise
Plus: Gayle Gilman has been named as Senior Vice President for OP Entertainment Networks.

[via press release from Original Productions]

Thom Beers' Original Productions Launches Digital Enterprise

Creator of Deadliest Catch, Monster Garage, Storage Wars and Ax Men to Develop Content for New Platforms

Taps Acclaimed OP Signature Series Producer Gayle Gilman To Run OP Entertainment Networks View all images

"As producers, it's always been our goal to have a direct connection to our viewers..."

BURBANK, Calif., June 14, 2012 -- High risk, high-reward reality television producer Thom Beers, Original Productions CEO and Executive Producer, has launched Original Productions Entertainment Networks. The prolific Emmy(R) Award winning producer will open his extensive catalogue and library direct to viewers in the digital world, as well as develop new content for on-line users for the first time.

"As producers, it's always been our goal to have a direct connection to our viewers, and advertisers," said Beers. "Recent technology advances have shown us that there are no boundaries, and the opportunities to create dynamic and innovative IP are limitless; so, we'll need the most extraordinary digital minds and innovators as we build our digital distribution portal."

Beers is credited with developing a huge male advertiser friendly base on networks such as Discovery, History, National Geographic and A&E with his testosterone reality television brand. Both of the highly coveted demographics of adults and men 18-49 and 25-54 flock to Beers' shows in record numbers on their cable outlets.

OP Executive Producer and President Philip D. Segal will oversee the OP Entertainment Networks. Acclaimed OP signature series producer Gayle Gilman has been named as Senior Vice President for OP Entertainment Networks and will report directly to Segal.

"Gayle Gilman has extraordinary credentials in advertising, program development and production," said Segal. "She is the ideal choice as the executive to manage Original Productions proprietary show formats and ideas." Gilman just wrapped as co-executive producer and series producer of "America's Lost Treasures" which is set to premiere on National Geographic Channel this summer. She is also co-executive producer of Emmy(R) nominated "Ice Road Truckers" for History. Joining the Original Productions' team in 2008, Gilman has been series producer on many of OP's biggest hits including two seasons of "Swords: Life on the Line," and "Lobstermen."

She began her entertainment career in New York, joining the executive training program at Leo Burnett Company Worldwide, and then moved to McCann Erickson Worldwide to work on the Coca-Cola account. Gilman has also held development and programming positions at National Geographic Television, A&E Television Networks in New York, as well as Channel Four Television in London. Born and raised in Newport, Maine, Gayle Gilman is a graduate of Dartmouth College and completed post graduate film production studies at New York University.

Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company

Founded by Thom Beers, Original Productions produces authentic non-fiction programming featuring everyday heroes in extraordinary situations including the Emmy(R) Award Winning Deadliest Catch, Bering Sea Gold, Ice Road Truckers, Ax Men, Wild Justice, Storage Wars, Storage Wars: Texas and Black Gold. Beers' steadfast focus on top-notch storytelling with engaging personalities in high risk circumstances has produced more than 1,400 hours of original programming. www.originalproductions.com / www.fremantlemedia.com





  [june 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· AX MEN (HISTORY)
· DEADLIEST CATCH (DISCOVERY)
· STORAGE WARS (A AND E)









[04/16/14 - 12:30 PM]
Two-Time Oscar(R) Nominee Jeremy Renner to Narrate "The World Wars"
The three-night event series premieres Memorial Day, May 26 at 9:00/8:00c on History.

[04/16/14 - 12:08 PM]
Chicago Fire Host New England Revolution Saturday at 4 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The two teams last met in September when Chicago's Alex scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute of play to put the Fire ahead 3-2.

[04/16/14 - 12:07 PM]
Strong Debut for FX's Universally Acclaimed Limited Series Fargo?" You Betcha!!!
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 12:04 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Broadcasts Live from the White House Easter Egg Roll April 21, 2014
Michael Strahan will broadcast live from the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden outside of the East Wing of the White House.

[04/16/14 - 11:42 AM]
ESPN's Coverage of 2014 Men's Division I Frozen Four Increases Viewership
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 10 and Saturday, April 12.

[04/16/14 - 11:39 AM]
TLC Explores the Fast-Paced Lives and Memorable Stories of Emergency Medical Techs in New Series "OMG EMT!"
The four-part series bows Saturday, May 3 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/16/14 - 11:03 AM]
Time and Network for ESPN's 2014 Season-Opening Neutral Site College Football Schedule
The lineup will showcase five teams ranked in an early ESPN.com preseason top 25 poll for 2014 on Saturday, August 30.

[04/16/14 - 10:48 AM]
Princess Twilight Sparkle Struggles to Prove Herself as a Princess in the Fourth Season Finale of "My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic" on the Hub Network, May 10
In addition, on April 28, a new My Little Pony game, "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Rainbow Falls Flight School" will launch on HubNetwork.com.

[04/16/14 - 10:38 AM]
2014 WNBA Draft: Most-Watched Ever on ESPN2
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.

[04/16/14 - 10:09 AM]
Stars of ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" to Participate in Live Twitter Chat with Fans During East Coast Broadcasts Tonight
Starting at 8:00/7:00c, fans can tweet Christopher Rich at @AceCharmer and Melissa Peterman at @Followtheblonde.

[04/16/14 - 10:03 AM]
GSN Announces a New Lineup of Competitors for Third Season of "The American Bible Challenge," Premiering Thursday, May 22 at 8 PM (ET/PT)
Season three premieres with two back-to-back original episodes on Thursday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c, and will air new episodes every Thursday at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/16/14 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" Exclusively Broadcasts from the Inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards
Giuliana Rancic and Terrence Jenkins will host the one-hour special, airing Thursday, May 1 at 7:00/6:00c.

[04/16/14 - 09:59 AM]
Spike TV Orders a Second Season of "Catch a Contractor" Starring Adam Carolla
The new episodes - due this fall - will be an hour long, up from season one's half-hour episodes.

[04/16/14 - 09:46 AM]
"Shark Tank: Swimming with Sharks" - Swim in the Shark-Infested Waters with a Unique Look Behind-the-Scenes of the Hit Show Airing Friday, May 2, 8 pm on ABC
In keeping with the evening's theme, an all-new, original episode of "Shark Tank" will air immediately following at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/16/14 - 09:22 AM]
"NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of Interest" Win Time Periods in Viewers and Key Demographics
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.