Indie production and distribution studio, Propagate, announced on Monday that it has hired veteran studio and development executive Rodney Ferrell as executive vice president of scripted TV.
Ferrell joins Propagate from Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures Television, where he served as president since 2015 and helped to build a slate of scripted and non-scripted properties for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.
In his new role, Ferrell will be responsible for expanding Propagate’s scripted platform. Propagate has an emerging portfolio of content that includes “November 13: Attack on Paris” for Netflix, “Lore” for Amazon, “Charmed” for the CW, “Haunted” for Netflix, “In Search Of” for the History Channel, “Blood and Treasure” for CBS and “Planet of the Apps” for Apple.
“Rodney has earned a well-deserved reputation for his strength as a developer of literary adaptations,” Propagate co-CEO Howard T. Owens and president Greg Lipstone said in a joint statement. “He sees great stories everywhere and has the vision and skill to develop them into high-quality, commercial entertainment in any format and for any platform. He will be an enormous asset to our scripted television division.”
Ferrell will focus on working with writers, talent and intellectual property from across his and Propagate’s collective networks.
Before he joined Silver Pictures in 2015, Ferrell was a veteran of the feature film world, having spent 14 years at Fox 2000 as senior vice president of development and production. During his tenure he was responsible for hits including “Marley & Me,” “27 Dresses,” “Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” “Water for Elephants,” and many more.
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