MIPTV: MY Entertainment, the New York-based prodco behind factual series including Ghost Adventures and Baggage Battles, has signed a development deal with Nigel Lythgoe (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance).
The firm, founded by Michael Yudin, is celebrating its 15th year with a raft of deals for talent in a variety of fields, led by Lythgoe.
The moves follow the hiring of Jon Sechrist as executive VP of production, development and strategy from factual giant Discovery.
In addition, the prodco has signed deals with a variety of talent in the fields covered by its programming, including Edd China from Velocity’s Wheeler Dealers in the motor space, Matt Paxton from A&E’s Hoarders in the home genre, Yolanda McClary from TNT’s Cold Justice in true crime and Ami James from TLC’s Miami Ink and NY Ink in tattooing.
The firm has coproduction format deals with partners including Newen Group (France), Vincent Television Productions (Netherlands), Nordic World (Norway), The Story Lab (UK), Phileas Productions (Spain) and Gil Formats (Israel).
It recently completed production on a four-part commission from DRG, Manson’s Bloodlines, which will be shopped to the international market this summer.
An American version, Charles Manson: The Funeral, will premiere on US broadcaster Reelz on Saturday April 13.