'Survivor' creator backs NERD
Charlie Parsons to develop formats at new indie producerLONDON -- "Survivor" creator Charlie Parsons has put his backing behind a new indie format producer, New Entertainment Research & Design (NERD), which is developing the new physical gameshow format "Maze."
Parsons, co-founder of seminal format producer Planet 24, has become chairman of the new company that was launched by former Tiger Aspect producer Jago Lee and former Raw TV head of development John Farrar. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.
Parsons became chairman of NERD following his investment and will bring his expertise in developing formats, distribution and strategy to the indie. He said his investment would be used in areas including research and production.