Optomen Ties Up with Donna MacLetchie & Jane Street Entertainment


All3Media’s Optomen Productions has entered into an overall co-production partnership with Donna MacLetchie and her Jane Street Entertainment label.

Under the agreement, MacLetchie will create, develop and produce unscripted programming with a focus on formats to be co-produced with Optomen in the U.S. as well as internationally. MacLetchie and her team will be based out of Optomen’s New York office and work closely with Maria Silver, the president of Optomen, as well as Ricky Kelehar, the company’s senior VP of development. Silver and MacLetchie will serve as executive producers on all series. MacLetchie recently served as showrunner and executive producer for the Optomen series Worst Cooks in America and Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition for Food Network.

“Donna is a tour de force—an infectious ball of energy with a stellar reputation for creating and packaging formats tailor-made to networks and their respective brands,” said Silver. “Our production infrastructure provides a perfect fit for her creative muscle and showrunner talent.”

“It’s a producer’s dream to have a prolific and international powerhouse like Optomen to funnel projects through,” added MacLetchie. “This partnership provides Jane Street the rare freedom to focus purely on creative, which will allow us to extend our development bandwidth exponentially.”