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MGM TV Hires Barry Poznick to Lead Unscripted

28 April 2016 3:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Veteran producer Barry Poznick had been hired to head unscripted programming for MGM Television, the studio announced Thursday. The move is the first major hire made since Mark Burnett took over as president of the studio in December. As president of unscripted television, Poznick will report to Burnett and will lead the creative and development for all of MGM’s unscripted television content.

Poznick is a longtime producing colleague of Burnett, with the two having worked together on “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” “How’d You Get So Rich?” and “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host.”

“I took my time in finding the absolute best president for MGM’s unscripted television group. Barry Poznick is it,” Burnett said. “In order to produce hit television shows you need to be able to create, to produce and to market, Barry Poznick can do it all. He has been successful in primetime network, »

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