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Six months into Grant’s assuming the top position at Electus, the multimedia entertainment company has a reality slate that includes NBC’s fledgling Fashion Star and VH1’s popular Mob Wives, both of which already have been sold in more than 100 international territories.
“Ideas should transcend borders,” says the 33-year-old married executive. “We often use that thesis to determine whether an idea is worthy of development.”
It’s a skill he honed in the three years he spent as president of Shine International, home to MasterChef, The Biggest Loser and Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, and before that Reveille, where he, along with Electus founder and chairman Ben Silverman, launched beloved scripted series such as The Office and Ugly Betty.