Canada's Marblemedia Hires Unscripted Programming Head (Exclusive)

Cirque Du Soleil - "Slippery Surface" - H 2011
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Cirque Du Soleil - "Slippery Surface" - H 2011

Sean Connolly will beef up the reality TV slate as the producer pushes aggressively into primetime fare.

Canadian indie studio Marblemedia has hired a head of unscripted primetime programming.

Former Our House Media executive Sean Connolly has joined the Toronto-based company, overseeing unscripted content for the cross-platform producer, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The hire comes on the heels of Marblemedia's Los Angeles office pacting with Cirque du Soleil to co-produce content, and hiring former Momentum Entertainment Group highflyer Roberto Alcantara to lead a stepped-up push into primetime drama development.

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Marblemedia and U.S. partner Out East Entertainment also are set to produce a scripted drama inspired by Ashley Madison users, with the adultery site's CEO Noel Biderman on board the project. Connolly becomes vp primetime unscripted development at Marblemedia after most recently serving as vp development at Our House Media.

He held earlier executive roles at Red Apple Entertainment, Proper Television and his own indie shingle Gorilla Media.

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