Former A+E exec Michael Katz joins CMJ

Michael Katz has joined North American indie CMJ Productions II.

The former A+E executive will take the newly created role of senior development consultant at CMJ as the company, which makes factual shows including Natural Born Outlaws and Fatal Vows, pledges to ramp up its output in 2016.

Katz will work across development, digital and distribution

CMJ founder and CEO John Kuyk said: “I have had great respect for Michael and the way he has conducted business during the many years I have known and worked with him. When we decided to expand our original production activities it was an easy decision to bring Michael aboard.”

Katz, who was vice president, programming, production and marketing at the international arm of A+E, will take the CMJ role and continue to run his consultancy Katz Media.

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