Overall deal to yield new ABC game show
Bloomberg Television’s “The Mentor.” Before joining MGE in 2008, Bank served as head of production at Mark Burnett Prods., where his credits include “The Apprentice” and “Rockstar: INXS.” “Roy embodies the kind of expertise and entrepreneurial spirit we prize so highly,” said Kevin Beggs, president of Lionsgate TV. “He has had impressive success as an innovative producer and industry executive, and we look forward to an exciting collaboration.” Lionsgate signaled its intent to do more unscripted programming last year. In March, the studio inked Eli Frankel, senior VP development at Magical Elves, to a two-year overall deal with its TV division. Frankel helped shepherd reality hits including “Top Chef” and “Project Runway,” Brian Veskosky will join Banca as executive VP. Mark Itkin and WME were instrumental in putting the deal together.
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