Inside Business Interviews The SCE Team

Q & A from Inside BusinessRecently Butch Maier from Inside Business sat down with William Prettyman, Christine Jones and Malina Finan of the Studio Center Entertainment team, for a little Q & A about their new programming venture.

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"Will you only produce unscripted shows or are you going to leave the door open for scripted? Or it's just too expensive?

William "Woody" Prettyman, Studio Center CEO: I leave the door open for anything, and I'll tell you why: I've been approached with 15 scripts for documentary movies. I'd lean more to the documentary at some point because it could be a passion thing if I found something I love or hit home, if it's someone I love.

What do you have planned?

Christine Cipriani Jones, Studio Center Entertainment vice president: It runs the gamut. Unscripted encompasses a lot of different types of shows. There's reality, docuseries - which can differ from reality - competition, cooking, docudrama, which encompasses some re-creations.

Can you say how many shows you have set up?"

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Studio Center Names Development Director of New Entertainment Division

Malina-175.jpgVirginia Beach, VA — January 15, 2015.

Studio Center, the country's largest commercial production company, is pleased to announce the addition of Malina Decker Finan as the Development Director of the company's newest division, "Studio Center Entertainment".

Finan, previously the Development Coordinator at m2 Pictures, shaped her career at VH1 in New York City, where she handled A-List event coverage, produced celebrity news stories and managed the network's news team. In the world of television development, Finan has been instrumental in developing series for the American Heroes Channel, Destination America, HGTV, Investigation Discovery, LMN, MSNBC, OWN, The Weather Channel, TLC and the Travel Channel.

Finan and the "Studio Center Entertainment" team will be developing and producing original non-fiction television and online content. With 20 projects currently in development, Finan is seeking and accepting ideas for new original programming at www.studiocenterentertainment.com.

About the addition of Finan to "Studio Center Entertainment", William "Woody" Prettyman, CEO of Studio Center, said "Malina is a tremendous talent and a wonderful acquisition to our team. We targeted her over a year ago and feel fortunate to have her on board."

About Studio Center: Studio Center, with 6 locations (Number7 coming in March!) in 5 (Soon to be 6) cities fully produces over 15,000 Radio and TV commercials each year. Studio Center also produces Websites, including Design and Development, Online Videos, Corporate Training Videos, Infomercials, Audio for Toys and Games and Documentaries -- for clients in all 50 states and 23 countries around the world. Studio Center has an exclusive roster of hundreds of non-union and union talent including a deep on-camera roster. Please call 1-866-515-2111 to set up a tour today! Visit our site www.studiocenter.com

 

 

Studio Center Names Vice President of New Entertainment Division

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Virginia Beach, VA — January 5, 2015

Studio Center, the country's largest commercial production company, is pleased to announce the addition of Christine Cipriani Jones as the Vice President of the company's recently launched division, "Studio Center Entertainment".

Jones, previously the Director of Development at m2 Pictures, has been a successful player in the television industry for 25 years and has played a key role in launching cable shows into national syndication. Amongst her production credits, Jones boasts work on an impressive roster of syndicated and cable programs, including Dr. Phil, Crossing Over with John Edward and House Hunters International. Jones' work has appeared on hundreds of cable networks like A&E, Animal Planet, Bravo, Discovery, E!, ESPN, Food Network, HGTV, the Hallmark Channel, MSNBC, OWN, SyFy, TLC, the Travel Channel and TruTV, to name just a few.

"Studio Center Entertainment" will be developing and producing original non-fiction television and online content. Jones and her team of award-winning producers, directors and editors already have 20 projects currently in development and are accepting ideas for new original programming at www.studiocenterentertainment.com.

Commenting on Jones and "Studio Center Entertainment", William "Woody" Prettyman, CEO of Studio Center, said "We targeted 3 people almost two years ago and she was at the very top of the list! We're all extremely excited about this new launch and Christine's ability to lead it!"

About Studio Center:  Studio Center, with 6 locations (Number7 coming in March!) in 5 (Soon to be 6) cities fully produces over 15,000 Radio and TV commercials each year.  Studio Center also produces Websites, including Design and Development, Online Videos, Corporate Training Videos, Infomercials, Audio for Toys and Games and Documentaries -- for clients in all 50 states and 23 countries around the world. Studio Center Total Production has an exclusive roster of hundreds of non-union and union talent including a deep on-camera roster. Please call 1-866-515-2111 to set up a tour today!  Visit our site www.studiocenter.com

 

 

Studio Center Launches New Unscripted Television Division

Virginia Beach, VA — December 18, 2014.

Studio Center, the country's largest commercial production company, announced today the formation of "Studio Center Entertainment", dedicated to the development and production of original non-fiction television and online content.

With 40 years of experience and dominance in the world of audio and video production, Studio Center's new division is the next chapter in the company's evolution and promises to bring intriguing content, larger-than-life personalities and entertaining ideas to a sizable national audience.

Studio Center's CEO, William "Woody" Prettyman, will helm the new division along with Christine Cipriani Jones, Studio Center Entertainment's newly appointed Vice President. Jones, a successful player in the television industry for 25 years, and Prettyman have assembled an incomparable team of gifted producers, DP's, editors and production support including Malina Decker Finan, SCE's Development Director.

With over 20 projects currently in development, Studio Center Entertainment is accepting ideas for new original programming at www.studiocenterentertainment.com.

About the new division, Jones commented, "I'm ecstatic over this venture. We've assembled a talented team of producers who are responsible for hit unscripted shows, and combined with Studio Center's impeccable service, I know we'll be making our mark in original programming."

Adding to Jones' comments, Prettyman said, "We've spent the last 11 years building the infrastructure with facilities, staff and talent to create and produce terrific original programming. This is truly a momentous day for Studio Center and we are all beyond excited!"

About Studio Center: Studio Center, with 6 locations in 5 cities fully produces over 15,000 Radio and TV commercials each year. Studio Center also produces Websites, including Design and Development, Online Videos, Corporate Training Videos, Infomercials, Audio for Toys and Games and Documentaries -- for clients in all 50 states and 23 countries around the world. Studio Center Total Production has an exclusive roster of hundreds of non-union and union talent including a deep on-camera roster. Please call 1-866-515-2111 to set up a tour today! Visit our site www.studiocenter.com