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Unscripted TV producer Zoo writes in exec

GRB Ent.'s Yusim joins as development chief

Jane Yusim has joined Zoo Prods. as exec director of development.

Yusim, formerly with GRB Entertainment, will work alongside Rachel Brill, Zoo’s veep of development, and prexy Charles Steenveld to handle development and format acquisitions for the shingle that produces the syndie version of “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader,” TV Land’s “How’d You Get So Rich” and the upcoming Joan and Melissa Rivers’ skein “Joan Knows Best” for cabler We, among other cable series.

Yusim was manager of development at GRB, where she helped assemble such unscripted series as TLC’s “The Secret Life of a Soccer Mom,” Adrian Grenier’s “Alter Eco” for Planet Green and William Shatner’s “Aftermath” for Bio.

Zoo was founded in 1994 by co-CEOs Barry Poznick and John Stevens. The shingle was acquired by U.K.-based All3Media in 2008.

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