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The Jupiter Team

Patrick Reardon

President

Patrick Reardon is President of Jupiter Entertainment.

In his role, Reardon oversees all creative duties, from development to current, and manages the day-to-day operations of both offices in New York and Knoxville.  He is responsible for creating original formats and generating new character driven series for broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms, as well as overseeing a busy production slate that includes a dozen series delivering over 250 hours of programming per year.  Jupiter’s work includes hit true crime franchises such as Snapped (Oxygen), In Pursuit with John Walsh (ID), Southern Gothic (ID), Homicide Hunter (ID), Killer Couples (Oxygen) as well as docusoaps like Muck City and the company’s first feature documentary, First to the Pole: The Forgotten Expedition.

Reardon is an Emmy nominated Producer and executive with over 15 years of industry experience.  Prior to joining the company, he served as the head of the film and television division for Roc Nation where he developed and packaged premium content with A-list talent. While there, the division set up a number of series, including the BBC scripted co-production Noughts and Crosses, a premium HBO documentary series chronicling the Atlanta child murders case and the Amazon documentary series #FreeMeek.

Previously, he held the position of Co-Head of Television for The Weinstein Company, where he oversaw its flagship Project Runway franchise, produced the Peabody Award winning Time: The Kalief Browder Story and the six-part documentary series Rest in Power.  Earlier in his career, Reardon spent time as head of production and development for Original Media where he oversaw production and helped launch long running franchises, including Inkmaster, Comic Book Men, NY Ink, Dual Survivor, and Swamp People.

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Christopher Spry

VP of Development

Chris Spry is Vice President of Development at Jupiter Entertainment.

Based in the New York office, Spry is responsible for developing unscripted programming across multiple genres for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.

Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Production and Development at Hudsun Media where he developed and executive produced series such as The Toy Box with Eric Stonestreet for ABC and nearly 100 episodes of the hit feel good show Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe for Facebook Watch.  With over a decade of television experience, his other producing credits include Million Dollar Listing (Bravo), Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best (WeTV), Married to Medicine (Bravo) and Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (FUSE TV).

 

Lauren Gerber

Director of Development

Lauren Gerber is the Director of Development at Jupiter Entertainment.

Based in New York, Lauren works closely with Chris on developing engaging unscripted programming for broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms.

Previously she was a Producer at eko, an interactive streaming platform, where she led development and production of non fiction originals. Projects included 60 Second Cities Presents: The World Your Way and Sweet Digs, both based on popular Refinery29 IP, as well as a slate of 40+ interactive Buzzfeed quizzes.

Prior to that she was a producer at Anonymous Content where she helped build their non-fiction department from the ground up, developing and producing premium unscripted and scripted content.

Past development credits include The Writers’ Room (Sundance), Home Free (Fox), Guy’s Grocery Games (Food), Back of the Shop (Fox Sports One), and Jack Vale: Offline (HLN).

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Brian Nashel

Executive Producer

Brian Nashel is Executive Producer at Jupiter Entertainment.

Prior to joining the Jupiter team, Brian thrived as one of the premiere showrunners working in unscripted television. As the creative force behind long-running series such as Discovery’s Dual Survival and AMC’s Comic Book Men, Brian has executive produced, directed, and delivered an eclectic mix of programming across multiple genres for networks including Discovery, History, A&E, AMC, MTV and VH1. With a strong leaning toward male factual, Brian’s adventures in storytelling have placed him in some of the most inhospitable and dangerous environments on the planet—from chasing tornadoes throughout the US, to filming survivalists in countless harsh landscapes, to documenting a thirteen-day world record setting ocean row across the dreaded Drake Passage from South America to Antarctica.

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