Jason Blum


Purge producer sets up ITV-backed TV prodco

Jason Blum has set up a new TV studio, Blumhouse Television, with the backing of ITV Studios, the content division of the UK broadcaster. ITV will hold 45% in the new business and is expected to sell some of its output, although does not have a first-look deal for distribution. The TV studio is led […]

GSN tickled by terror-themed game show

US cable channel GSN has commissioned an eight part, horror-themed game show from Paranormal Activity guru Jason Blum. Hellavator will see teams of three ride a haunted elevator to various levels of an abandoned warehouse. One player per floor must complete a frightening challenge within a set time, or they are locked out of the […]

Schechter launches New York prodco

Paranormal State producer Betsy Schechter has launched her own production company with a slate of projects for US cable channels. Schechter (left) – who was previously co-president of Picture Shack Entertainment (Abandoned, Staten Island Law) and is a 20-year production veteran – is president of Storyville Entertainment. She has hired National Geographic Television’s Caroline Christopher […]