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‘Orphan Black’ Production Company Opens L.A. Branch

Temple Street Prods. also appoints Tayfun King to lead factual entertainment development in the U.S.

Toronto-based TV shingle Temple Street Productions continues to expand in the U.S., opening a Los Angeles office that will be led by Gerry McKean, veep of factual entertainment.

Temple Street aims to launch scripted and digital divisions in the L.A. branch soon, as well.

Shingle is responsible for skeins including BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” Food Network’s “Recipe to Riches,” “Canada’s Next Top Model” and Showtime’s “Queer as Folk.”

“We’re committed to enhancing the company’s profile as a producer of high quality content across all genres,” commented Co-Presidents David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg.  “The opening of the U.S. office in Los Angeles is an important and strategic next step in the continued growth of Temple Street. We are very excited to be seeking out additional opportunities in the scripted, unscripted and digital landscape.”

Temple Street also tapped Tayfun King as head of development for factual entertainment in the U.S. He will report to McKean. King joins Temple Street after tenures at Discovery Studios and BBC Worldwide, with producing credits that include ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” and OWN’s “Blackboard Wars.”

Temple Street Prods. is repped in Los Angeles by CAA.

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