Pie Town regroups, plans reality push

Aug 13, 2001  •  Post A Comment

With the reality programming genre booming, Pie Town Productions is gearing up to take a bigger slice.
The 6-year-old, Los Angeles-based production company, which specializes in reality series, has made two key executive moves in response to its increased development and production tempo:
Scott Templeton, who has been with Pie Town since 1997, has been promoted to executive producer. He will now share oversight of all Pie Town series.
And Greg Spring is joining the company in the newly created position of development executive and consulting producer.
Before joining Pie Town, Mr. Templeton was a producer on such series as “Loveline” and “Totally Hidden Video.”
Mr. Spring was most recently director of programming and development at King World Productions, where his credits included “The Martin Short Show,” “The Roseanne Show” and “The Howard Stern Radio Show.” Prior to that, he was Los Angeles bureau chief of Electronic Media.
Upcoming projects include “Cooking School Stories,” a limited fall series for The Food Network; “Landscapers’ Challenge,” a new weekly series for Home & Garden Television; “Manhunt,” a series of prime-time documentaries for TLC; “Trading Places,” a pilot for Lifetime Television in which two people switch daily lives for 48 hours; and “$40 Adventures,” a pilot for The Food Network with tips about going out to eat without busting your budget.
Pie Town, which was founded in 1995 by Tara Sandler and Jennifer Davidson, has produced nearly 900 hours of programming including The Learning Channel’s “A Baby Story.”