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Fratto makes History move

US cablenet History has hired an exec from Canadian producer and distributor Reel One Entertainment as VP of scripted programming.

Adam Fratto

Adam Fratto is moving to the A+E Networks-owned channel to oversee development and production of its scripted slate and develop projects for A+E Studios.

Based in LA, Fratto will report to History executive VP and general manager Eli Lehrer and A+E Studios senior VP of programming Tana Jamieson.

Fratto was most recently senior VP at Reel One Entertainment, where he launched a series division for the distribution and production studio.

The exec built and developed a slate of projects during his time at Reel One, including a multi-platform adaptation of Philip K Dick’s Screamers.

Prior to joining Reel One, Fratto was head of drama development for New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures, where he created and ran the department for Oscar-winning Weta (Lord of the Rings, District 9).

Some of Fratto’s most notable cable TV production credits include Cleverman, which he executive produced for Netflix and SundanceTV, and Syfy’s Haven.


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