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Electus ups Kelly-Clyne to Big Breakfast head of development

On the heels of Freeform’s development announcement for Big Breakfast’s Joss Whedon-executive produced dark comedy, Pippa Smith: Grown-Up Detective, the Electus-owned studio has named producer, director and writer Luke Kelly-Clyne head of development.

Commenting, Electus COO Drew Buckley said: “Luke has been integral in expanding and diversifying Big Breakfast’s slate – everything from scripted comedies and sketch series to new game show formats and other unscripted programming – while forging partnerships with respected names in comedy and other genres. His creative vision and energy is a real asset to Big Breakfast as the studio leans into producing comedic content for a range of buyers.”

Prior to joining Big Breakfast, Kelly-Clyne was a writer, director and producer at CollegeHumor, in both branded and original content. He joined Big Breakfast in January 2017 as director of development and executive producer, where he helped the prodco double its original programming roster. In his new role as head of development, Kelly-Clyne will oversee the company’s scripted and unscripted projects across networks and platforms including IFC, Freeform, Facebook, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, truTV. Big Breakfast’s other series include truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything (recently renewed for a third season) and Pop’s sketch-comedy Hot Date, among others.