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January 29, 2016

Toronto-based JV Productions – whose slate includes Selling New York (HGTV); Selling L.A. (HGTV)and Live Here, Buy This (HGTV Canada) - has named a new VP of Development:  Dana J. Olkkonen.

Olkkonen will be based out of L.A. and head up the U.S. arm of the firm’s development division.  She joins JV after serving as Vice President of Development for Authentic Entertainment where she oversaw the development and sale of a number of pilots and series including Smartest Guy in the Room for History, Guilty Pleasures for Food NetworkWaterfront House Hunting for FYIHere Comes Honey Boo Boo for TLCJersey Belle for Bravo and many more.

On the hire, JV Productions’ Exec. VP Courtney Campbell says, “Dana’s exceptional experience, approachable personality, proactive approach and determination to succeed make her a great fit within the JV culture.  She gets where we’ve come from; and we’re excited to have her on board as we enter our next phase of creative and business growth, and continue to deliver cutting-edge content that strives to raise the bar within our industry."

JV Productions Inc. has two new series launching in the U.S. this year. Curse of the Frozen Gold premieres on Animal Planet Feb. 14th at 10pm, and Yours Mine or Ours for Bravo is set to launch mid-summer.