Former FOX Executive Joins "Beat The Boss"

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Veteran producer brings expertise to new reality TV show

– “Beat The Boss,” a new reality TV series where ex-employees challenge their bosses in unemployment court, today announced that former FOX executive Peter Donald will be joining the production team. Donald will be assisting executive producer Mark A. Mavrides with distribution and syndication for the new weekly series, expected to air in 2005.

Donald has extensive experience in the television industry, formerly working as director of program development for Fox Television Station Productions. At Fox, he was responsible for running the New York office of FTSP, producers of “COPS” and “America's Most Wanted.”

Previously, Donald worked as a crime and police reporter, political speechwriter, and has written for publications including Rolling Stone, GQ, and Vanity Fair. Donald has a degree in politics from Princeton University. He and his wife Sara Reilly currently run Applehead Films and Applehead Records, Inc., writing, recording and producing for film, television, and music industries.

“Having developed hundreds of concepts for television in the past, I know a good show when I see one,” said Donald. “Beat the Boss will strike a chord with anyone who has ever had a job and I am excited to be a part of the production team.”

About Beat the Boss:

“Beat the Boss” is a new TV series that chronicles what happens when employees challenge their former bosses in unemployment court, a subject that was a reality for 19 million Americans last year. It is available for syndication at NATPE in January 2005.

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