Jenny Hope joins Entertainment Studios

Emmy nominee is supervising producer of 'America's Court'

Entertainment Studios, an indie producer and distributor of first-run syndie shows and the owner of six 24-hour HD networks, has hired Jenny Hope as supervising producer of "America's Court with Judge Ross."

Show is being billed by the distributor as the first and only court show shot in HD.

Hope received three Emmy noms for producing both the long-running gaveler "Judge Judy" as well as "Family Court with Judge Penny." In total, Hope has produced hundreds of hours of programming for all the broadcast nets as well as WEtv and Oprah Winfrey's OWN.

"Jenny brings a huge amount of talent and valuable experience to our new television show, and we are highly confident she'll be a valuable asset in helping us achieve our goal of making 'America's Court with Judge Ross' the number one court show," said Entertainment Studios founder-chairman-CEO Byron Allen.

"Judge Ross" features Judge Kevin Ross, who at age 35 was the youngest judge ever elected to the bench in the state of California. Judge Ross served for eight years as a prosecutor and seven years as a Superior Court judge. During his seven years on the bench, Judge Ross handled 70,000 cases, ranging from traffic and small claims matters to sexually violent predators and murderers.

The strip will debut this fall in syndication and Entertainment Studios said it has cleared 85% of the country. The court genre is one of the most long-running, cost-effective but also ratings competitive genres in domestic syndication.

Allen's six HD nets are Pets.tv, Comedy.tv, Recipe.tv, Cars.tv, ES.tv and MyDestination.tv.
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