'Hoarders' Producer Forms Reality Production Company
Veteran reality producer Jodi Flynn is forming her own production company.
The producer behind A&E's Hoarders has teamed with Leftfield Entertainment, the production company behind History's Pawn Stars and Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey, to create Outpost Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Flynn will serve as president of the Los Angeles-based Outpost, which will operate out of the Leftfield offices. Outpost will develop and produce unscripted TV programming across all genres in what Flynn is calling the "60/40 model." The new company's aim is to create and produce "highly entertaining series that appeal to both women and men, with the scales tipping slightly toward one demo or the other, depending on the show."
“As a longtime producer of unscripted television, it’s a huge milestone to be able to launch a production company from the ground up; working in partnership with [Leftfield Entertainment CEO] Brent Montgomery and Leftfield -- successful producers entrenched in this industry financially as well as creatively -- literally fast-tracked this venture," said Flynn in the announcement. "As a result, we’re able to hit the ground running and deliver to many different networks standout programming that satisfies a variety of audience tastes and interests. For me, it’s a match made in heaven.”
“I’ve known Jodi for a long time and have had enormous respect for her production talent and expertise, as well as for her entrepreneurial style. Smart, creative and driven, Jodi has earned a reputation for developing and executing different types of programming that resonate for various buyers and viewers," added Montgomery in a statement. "Starting Outpost Entertainment with Jodi was simply a no-brainer.”
Outpost is the latest venture to join Leftfield's portfolio of companies, which already includes Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media and Loud TV.
Flynn was previously executive vp at Cineflix, vp at Screaming Flea Productions and a field producer at National Geographic Channel's Megastructures; she began her career in news. She also was responsible for Spike TV's cult series Three Sheets and Oxygen's My Shopping Addiction.