Exclusive: Rob Saffi
, showrunner of Travel Channel
’s The Holzer Files
, has struck an overall deal with production company Painless Productions
Saffi, who oversees the paranormal series that was recently renewed for a second season by the Discovery
-backed broadcaster, is now collaborating with Painless on two additional projects for Travel Channel.
Under the deal, Saffi will showrun, develop, and produce unscripted series with a focus on paranormal and mystery programming. He will be based at Painless’ East Coast office and will also work closely with the West Coast team including Jim Casey, Chief Executive Officer, Nicole Reed
, Vice President of Development, and Ross Kaiman
, Vice President of Creative.
Starting out as a cinematographer, Saffi worked with brands including Calvin Klein
before serving as director of photography on Ghost Adventures
(Travel Channel), Moonshiners
(Discovery), and Reinventing the Meal (Cooking Channel
). He then moved on to become showrunner of