Freeman, who was EVP Creative Affairs, has been integral in shaping Thinkfactory’s slate and has executive produced many of the company’s most popular shows. They including 12 seasons of WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp franchise – as well as Here Comes Honey Boo Boo spinoff Mama June: From Not to Hot. He also executive produced and showran Gene Simmons Family Jewels for A&E, with other credits including WE tv’s Million Dollar Matchmaker, TLC’s Married by Mom & Dad and Lifetime’s Preacher’s Daughters along with that network’s upcoming My Great Big Live Wedding with David Tutera.
“In our roughly 12 years producing television together, I’ve witnessed firsthand the expansive creative instincts and unparalleled format knowledge exercised by Adam Freeman on a day-to-day basis,” Thinkfactory CEO Adam Reed said. “As we press forward into a new year and an exciting new chapter at Thinkfactory, I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have helming creative.”
The company also announced promotions of eight-year Thinkfactory vet Brian Dale to SVP Unscripted Development; Studio Lambert and TMZ alum Justin Nichols to Head of Casting; and former MTV, UTA and Core Media staffer Ashley Kolpack to VP Unscripted Development.
Time Warner alum Dale was VP Unscripted Development at Thinkfactory. His credits include Married by Mom & Dad, Preacher’s Daughters, NatGeo Wild’s Vet School and Discovery’s Big Giant Swords. Nichols oversees casting on all Thinkfactory unscripted series and development, with credits including My Great Big Live Wedding with David Tutera; TLC’s Hodges Half Dozen; and, during his CBS stint, Undercover Boss. Kolpack joined Thinkfactory in 2015 and has shepherded development deals with networks including Lifetime, TLC, A&E, History, E!, WE tv, MTV and VH1.