RALEIGH, NC — Trailblazer Studios (www.TrailblazerStudios.com) recently added three new members to its entertainment team. Michael Lucker has been named executive producer, responsible for helping with content development. Clark McCarthy-Miller and Kristin Genszler, who previously collaborated on several Trailblazer projects, officially joined the production team.
Lucker (pictured) is a writer, director and producer with years of experience creating film, television, animation and digital media. He joins Trailblazer to help develop original content for new television series and branded entertainment. Lucker’s screenwriting career includes penning more than 20 feature screenplays for studios such as Paramount, Disney, DreamWorks, Fox and Universal, including Spirit, which won the Academy Award in 2002 as best animated feature. His TV experience includes work for Animal Planet, Cartoon Network, Travel Channel, History, Discovery, NBC, TBS, TLC, DIY, MSNBC and A&E.
Clark McCarthy-Miller joins the studio as a producer, having worked on such shows as Jon & Kate Plus 8 and Salvage Dawgs. His credits include shows for HGTV, TLC and Spike, and commercials for the NFL, Pennsylvania Lottery and Giant supermarkets.
Kristin Genszler joins Trailblazer as production manager. Her credits include working as the production coordinator on DIY’s Salvage Dawgs and an upcoming PBS series, as well as an extras casting assistant on A&E's Those Who Kill pilot. She was also a production assistant on Dark Knight Rises.
In other staffing changes, Katye Rone will transition from business development into the role of senior director of original programming and development. Rone will be based in Chicago.