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Jason Cheyney

Jason Cheyney



Rights to a board game or card game that could be turned into a gameshow, rights to an international unscripted show, non-fiction authors with big personalities, access to unique places of employment or interesting worlds not typically seen on unscripted television, access to people with riveting stories in the true-crime space.

Jason Cheyney has worked in unscripted television for 15 years. He served as an executive and development producer at Endemol Shine (MASTERCHEF,DEAL OR NO DEAL, WIPEOUT) where he spent 10 years moving from Coordinator, to Manager, to Director, to Vice President of Unscripted Development. At Endemol Shine he worked as a development producer on FEAR FACTOR for MTV, shiny-floor talent show SUPERHUMAN on Fox, and the action stunt show BULLSEYE also sold to series at Fox.

He currently develops concepts independently and partners with production companies to pitch streaming services, networks, and cable channels. He has two production partnerships—one for a makeover concept and another for a cooking competition show—and he is now pitching a gameshow to production companies. He has also served as a development producer at Very Tall Productions (Red Table Talk) and Canadian production company Media Ranch.

He is very experienced in developing and selling unscripted concepts; he conceptualizes original ideas, writes decks and edits sizzle reels, and attaches talent when necessary. He has a deep awareness of the marketplace and the programming that is and is not working both past and present in the world of unscripted entertainment.

He has development experience in all genres of unscripted television; gameshows, makeover shows, competition shows, cooking shows, dating shows, docuseries. He has a passion for unscripted content and is also an avid viewer.

Jason has a Master’s Degree in Television Production from Boston University.

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