Nash loosening his grip on reality


Veteran reality TV producer Bruce Nash is expanding his Nash Entertainment into scripted series and features.

The first property Nash hopes to turn into a series or a feature is "Masked Magician," an upcoming Virgin Comics graphic novel about a man who uses illusions to fight crime. "Magician" is inspired by the lead character in Nash's five unscripted "Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed" specials, which aired on Fox in the late 1990s and are now being rebroadcast on MyNetworkTV.

Nash Entertainment recently made its foray into the feature world with an untitled action-comedy it set up at Fox 2000. The project, also produced by Spyglass, stars and is being produced by Katherine Heigl (HR 8/3).

"I'm really focused on moving into features and scripted series while maintaining my core business in reality television," Nash said.

To navigate the transition, Nash has enlisted Paradigm. He worked with the agency, which represents Heigl, on putting together the feature in the summer.

Nash has a number of projects in the works, including a miniseries, an animated series and a direct-to-DVD project at MGM.

Nash's series on the air include "Most Shocking" on Court TV, "Who Wants to Be a Superhero 2" on Sci Fi Channel and "World's Most Amazing Videos" on Spike TV.