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Reality Producer Dave Caplan Signs Overall Deal with Lionsgate TV

1 April 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Reality TV producer Dave Caplan has inked a multiyear overall deal with Lionsgate TV, where he will develop and produce unscripted programming through his Trooper Entertainment banner.

Caplan was recently VP of development at 51 Minds Entertainment, where he exec produced series like Syfy’s “Heroes Of Cosplay,” MTV’s “Scrubbing In,” Syfy’s “Ghost Mine” and truTV’s “Cash Dome.” Prior to this, Caplan developed series for Pilgrim Studios.

Lionsgate has paid increased attention to unscripted programming in recent years. The studio also has partnerships with Roy Bank’s Banca Studio and Eli Frankel’s Rogue Atlas Productions, which have resulted in a series like the hidden-camera show “Deal With It” for TBS, “Flea Market Flip” for Hgtv, the Tvgn docuseries “The Tequila Sisters,” “The Family Trade” for Gsn, and “Iceberg Hunters” for The Weather Channel.

“Continued growth in the area of alternative programming is a high priority for our »

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Lionsgate TV Inks Overall Deal With Reality Producer Dave Caplan

1 April 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Under the multiyear overall pact, Dave Caplan will develop and produce unscripted programming through his Trooper Entertainment banner. Caplan joins Lionsgate TV from 51 Minds Entertainment, where he spent two years as VP Development and executive produced such series as Syfy’s Heroes Of Cosplay, MTV’s Scrubbing In, Syfy’s Ghost Mine and truTV’s Cash Dome. “Continued growth in the area of alternative programming is a high priority for our TV division and we are always looking for terrific partners,” said Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs. “Dave is an extremely creative producer and we anticipate a great collaboration.” Caplan’s move to Lionsgate comes on the heels of an executive restructuring at 51 Minds following the company CEO Cris Abrego’s appointment as co-chairman and co-ceo of parent Endemol North America that saw Christian Sarabia elevated to president of 51 Minds. Caplan previously worked in development at Craig Piligian’s »

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