Exec named VP of production, development

Michael Kaufman has been named veep overseeing production and development for R.J. Cutler’s Actual Reality Pictures.

Kaufman joins Actual Reality from Al Roker Prods., where he helped develop and served as an exec producer on MSNBC’s “Al Roker Reporting” and Food Network’s “My Life in Food,” among other shows.

Actual Reality has a number of nonscripted cable skeins in the hopper, including TLC’s “Deals on the Bus,” Planet Green’s “Greenovate” and Oxygen’s upcoming beauty pageant competish “Pretty Wicked.” The shingle also fielded Cutler-directed Sundance hit “The September Issue,” a docu on Vogue’s Anna Wintour that Roadside Attractions picked up for theatrical release later this year (Daily Variety, Feb. 3).

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