The Atlantic Hires Film and TV Development Exec

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Linzee Troubh

BuzzFeed alum Linzee Troubh will step into the newly created role of development director, where she will mine the publication's stories for possible scripted and unscripted screen adaptations.

The Atlantic is pushing into the world of film and television.

The publication has hired Linzee Troubh as development director, a new role that will see her oversee the development of scripted and unscripted content from The Atlantic’s journalism.

Troubh's hiring comes after a recently announced first-look deal between The Atlantic and Anonymous Content. Troubh will help with the development of creative material optioned through the multiyear deal, along with other film, television and podcast licensing. She was most recently at BuzzFeed, where she assisted the development and production of Follow This, the Netflix documentary series that followed its reporters in the field.

"The Atlantic already tells some of the most compelling, cinematic stories in the world, and Linzee’s arrival represents an opportunity to more aggressively and strategically bring those stories to Hollywood," executive editor Adrienne LaFrance said Tuesday in a statement.

In the newly created role, Troubh will mine The Atlantic’s reporting for works that lend themselves to non-scripted and scripted development across feature films, documentaries, television shows and podcasts. She will report to Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, executive producer of Atlantic Studios, who oversees all video journalism, film, and television at The Atlantic.

Troubh was previously part of the BuzzFeed Studios team responsible for creating original documentary content based on BuzzFeed reporting. In addition to Follow This, Troubh managed BuzzFeed’s slate of more than a dozen documentary features and television series at various stages of development and production. Prior to BuzzFeed, Troubh was head of sales at Cinetic Media for nearly seven years, where she negotiated and executed the sale of hundreds of independent films.