Jupiter Entertainment Bolsters Development


Jupiter Entertainment has signed development deals and projects with producers Ben Pagel and Michael Lappin and is expanding its team with the appointment of Lauren Gerber as director of development.

Pagel is the founder and creative director of Astral Studio, which specializes in branding, motion graphics and animation and interactive design. The deal with Pagel has already resulted in the commission of a yet-to-be-announced 20-episode series and a premium limited docuseries.

Lappin is a prolific TV, film and podcast producer, with credits such as Love Nina (BBC One/Netflix), Doctor Thorne (Amazon) and Call Her Daddy (Barstool Sports). Lappin was instrumental in securing Jupiter’s multiplatform deal with All Def Digital. In addition, Lappin quickly secured several talent-forward deals with some of YouTube and social media’s biggest stars and will continue to lead an initiative to develop talent and IP from the digital world into premium long-form content.

Gerber joins Jupiter’s team with more than a decade of production and development experience at eko and Anonymous Content. Gerber will be working directly with VP of Development Chris Spry to devise unscripted programming for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Her development credits include The Writer’s Room (Sundance), Home Free (FOX) and Guy’s Grocery Games (Food Network).

“Lauren is an important new hire as we look to evolve our already diversified portfolio with new genres and formats that satiate our growing audience’s appetite,” said Patrick Reardon, president of Jupiter Entertainment. “Both Michael and Ben are invaluable additions to our team and I look forward to the many projects that will emerge from these partnerships.”