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Essential 11 Television Promotes Michael O'Neill to Factual TV Development Head

Johnny Healey is leaving the Los Angeles-based joint venture between Canada's 11 Television and Aussie partner Essential Media & Entertainment.

TORONTO – Essential 11 Television has promoted Michael O'Neill to oversee unscripted development.

O'Neill replaces Johnny Healey, who is leaving the Los Angeles-based joint venture between Canada's 11 Television and Aussie partner Essential Media & Entertainment to pursue other opportunities, the factual TV producer said on Monday.

O’Neill was most recently head of unscripted development in Essential's Sydney office.

He will now oversee all non-scripted development for Essential 11 Television in the U.S. market.

O'Neill's TV credits include the eight-part documentary Australia: The Story of Us for Seven Network and The Catch for SBS.

In the U.S., O’Neill developed Texas Flip N Move for HGTV.

Essential 11 Television is headed by CEO Chris Hilton and chief creative officer Kevin Healey.

Essential 11 is represented by UTA.