The Montreal-based production company WAM Media GRP has set up a new scripted division, appointing Misha Solomon as the director of scripted development.
Prior to joining WAM, Solomon was the director of scripted development at Muse Entertainment. He most recently championed Damon Vignale’s The Murders.
In his new role, Solomon will facilitate creative partnerships and be responsible for overseeing the development of scripted projects while managing and maintaining a slate of smart, authentic projects for Canada and the international market. Solomon will report directly to Scott Bailey, executive producer and partner, and Petro Duszara, executive producer and partner, in the Montreal office.
Solomon is the company’s second development hire in the last year, joining New York-based Sara Winter, director of U.S. unscripted development.
WAM has an established reputation in unscripted and lifestyle production—known for hybrid factual series such as CBC’s The Detectives and Netflix and Investigation Discovery’s Real Detective—but is now moving into scripted content.
“The success of our award-winning hybrid factual series, CBC’s The Detectives, and Netflix and Investigation Discovery’s Real Detective, has opened the door for us to expand the company into the scripted space and we are truly pleased to have Misha Solomon lead this expansion,” said Bailey.
Duszara added: “Misha’s in-depth knowledge of scripted content coupled with his character and passion make him a perfect addition to our team. We look forward to collaborating with Canada’s storytellers to develop and produce fresh high-end content for the scripted market.”
Solomon commented: “There has never been a more exciting time in scripted content creation. I’m delighted to join the team at WAM to develop a great slate of contemporary scripted content.”