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Stx moves into non-scripted television

25 April 2016 4:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

On the back of a confident CinemaCon appearance and the recent hire of David Kosse that has left nobody in any doubt about its global theatrical ambitions, Bob Simonds’ studio unveiled on Monday another component to its television platform.

Jason Goldberg (pictured), creator and executive producer of shows like Punk’d and Beauty And The Geek, has joined as president of non-scripted and alternative programming.

Under Goldberg’s stewardship Stx said it would become the first Us-based company involved in a broadcast TV show airing in China.

For now that show is called Thank You For Your Love and is being developed in conjunction with Xg Entertainment and scheduled to premiere this year to a potential audience of one billion viewers.

Stx Non-Scripted launches with sales or development deals in place for 12 shows to networks in the Us and Asia, including NBC, CW, Food Network, Syfy, Oxygen, the History Channel and Freeform.  

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Stx Launches Unscripted Division Headed By Jason Goldberg, Unveils Reality Series In China

25 April 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

As part of its expansion into television, Stx Entertainment has launched a non-scripted TV division. It will be run by former Katalyst co-founder/partner Jason Goldberg, co-creator and executive producer of hit reality shows Punk'd and Beauty and the Geek. Goldberg has been named Stx President of Non-Scripted and Alternative Programming. Goldberg and his team have been tasked with creating original programming in the U.S., China and India for distribution across linear… »

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‘Punk’d’ Creator Jason Goldberg to Head Unscripted TV at Stx Entertainment

25 April 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Punk’d” creator Jason Goldberg, a reality TV veteran and longtime producing partner of Ashton Kutcher, has signed on to head unscripted and alternative programming for Stx Entertainment.

The hire marks the latest expansion for the fast-growing Stx film and TV venture, launched in 2014 by producer Robert Simonds with backing from Tpg, China’s Hony Capital and Gig Pritzker’s Dns Capital.

Goldberg has quietly been working with the Stx team and has set an initial slate of 12 projects, including some in China and other Asian territories. Stx Non-Scripted will focus on projects for the U.S., China and India with an emphasis on formats that can travel easily across borders.

“We strategically built Stx to capitalize on today’s evolved media landscape. Integrating our operations horizontally eliminates traditional creative barriers so that content ideation and development is centered on reaching and engaging audiences in the most compelling way,” said Simonds, »

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