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In: Corey Rogers, VP Development, September Films USA

Corey Rogers has been appointed as VP Development at DCD Media-owned September Films USA, the producer of reality television, entertainment and formats, based out of the company’s LA office at Tribeca West.

Starting immediately, Corey Rogers will join forces with VP Development Lisa Mao to create new projects for the company reporting to September’s President & Chairman David Green, who recently refocused his activities to concentrate exclusively on the company’s accelerated push into the US market.

Rogers joins from US-based 44 Blue Productions where, as the Director of Development, he oversaw the development of non-fiction series including House of Consignment (VH-1) and Swanderosa (CMT), and contributed to the development of docu-series and formats sold to a wide range of American networks including OWN and Investigation Discovery, as well as projects for History, Animal Planet, TNT, Style and Fuel.

Rogers’ industry experience includes executive development and consultant roles at Go Go Luckey Entertainment, Machinima and Brand New Entertainment. Rogers started his television career in 2003 at A&E Networks where he worked for 3 years before joining United Talent Agency’s Agent training program.

Source: DCD Media press release

Nicola Lees (8702 Posts)

I have worked in the media - radio & TV, production and post-production - for more than fifteen years. I have extensive experience as a TV development producer, and have originated, developed, written and pitched proposals for award-winning documentaries, docu-dramas and interactive TV events for a range of UK and US channels, including BBC, Discovery, TLC, Travel Channel and Science Channel. I'm the founder of TVMole.com, a website that provides industry intelligence to help TV professionals and aspiring filmmakers get their programme ideas commissioned. I've written two books for Methuen Drama/Bloomsbury: Give Me the Money and I'll Shoot! Finance Your Factual TV/Film Project (2012) Greenlit: Developing Factual / Reality TV Ideas From Concept to Pitch (2010) I've produced industry panels for Televisual's Intelligent Factual Festival (2010) and am a regular speaker at universities and film festivals (e.g. Sheffield Doc/Fest, Open City Docs Fest, Northern Nights Film Festival, Televisual Intelligent Factual Festival, Broadcast Video Expo). I've served on several film festival juries, including: FD4W International Film Festival, WFTV Awards, Northern Nights Film Festival and TV Collective Film Night at Portobello Film Festival.


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