Kronicle Media Inks Unscripted Development Deal With Authentic Entertainment

Korin Huggins and Monique Nash’s Kronicle Media has signed a development deal with Authentic Entertainment to develop and produce character-driven content for and about women from diverse perspectives.

The companies say the deal will solidify a collaboration on both documentary and unscripted projects that share the two companies’ passion for great storytelling and authentic worlds. The pact was announced Tuesday by Lauren Lexton, CEO and co-founder of Authentic Entertainment.

Authentic, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, is the production company behind such unscripted hits as Flipping Out, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and the recent successful return of Trading Spaces for TLC. Kronicle Media was formed last year by former Will Packer Productions executives Korin D. Huggins and Monique Nash.

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“We are truly excited to be teaming up with Korin and Monique to develop and produce original content focused on diverse female voices,” Authentic’s Lexton said. “We share a common passion to bring creative voices to light, and this is such an exciting time for women to work with other women, since we are the most engaged audience.”

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Said Kronicle Media’s Huggins & Nash: “Authentic Entertainment has developed some of the most iconic unscripted shows on TV, and we are thrilled to be in business with them. Lauren and her team are the perfect partners in our quest to create sophisticated female-driven content that will inspire, enlighten and empower. We can’t wait to get started.”

Prior to launching Kronicle Media, Huggins served as the Head of Television for Will Packer Productions. In that role, she developed and sold more than 20 comedy and drama projects through the company’s first-look deal with Universal Television Studios.

Nash previously served as Director of Current Programming & Development in the TV department at Will Packer Productions, working on the BET drama Being Mary Jane, ABC comedy Uncle Buck and History’s remake of Roots.

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