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3 Ball makes Authentic addition

US-based 3 Ball Entertainment has hired an Authentic Entertainment executive to work across its development and casting divisions.

Paul O’Malley

Paul O’Malley has been named  VP of development and casting at the Bar Rescue and World’s Most Amazing Dog producer, reporting to 3 Ball president Ronak Kordestani.

O’Malley joins following a six-year tenure at Authentic Entertainment, where he served as head of casting before being named VP of development.

3 Ball president Ronak Kordestani said O’Malley’s “enthusiasm and passion for unscripted, along with his sharp eye for talent, are what made him stand out among his peers.

“We’re pleased to bring such a well-rounded executive into the fold at a time when we’re branching into uncharted territory and diversifying 3 Ball’s slate with new genres, formats and partnerships.”

While at Authentic, O’Malley developed and cast series including TLC’s Trading Spaces and Toddlers & Tiaras, Esquire’s White Collar Brawlers and Knife Fight, GSN’s It Takes a Church, FYI’s Waterfront House Hunting and CNBC’s upcoming Listing Impossible.

Prior to that, he worked on shows such as RuPaul’s Drag Race, American Gladiators, MTV’s Parental Control and Bravo’s Tabitha Takes Over, as well as more than 70 episodes of GSN show Baggage.

He began his entertainment career working on NBC’s Deal or No Deal and spent four years producing unscripted television, before joining Authentic in 2012 to lead the company’s casting efforts. While at Authentic, O’Malley was also a board member of Endemol Shine North America’s LGBTQ alliance, part of Endemol Shine Pride.


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