After tapping two new VPs and a Director of Development in April, Hollywood-based TV and film production company Dakota Films has promoted Tally Barr to EVP Development and Production. Barr has more than a decade in comedy, animation, unscripted, and shortform production with credits including Celebrity Deathmatch, Brand X With Russell Brand, Status Updates, Popzilla, the Emmy Awards and the MTV Movie Awards under her belt. She recently served as associate producer on Arrested Development on Netflix and is supervising producer on Dakota’s Deadbeat for Hulu.
The Hollywood-based TV and film production company has tapped Christos Sourligas as VP Distribution, Corbin B. Larson as VP Production and Serena Turner as Director of Development. Sourligas will oversee theatrical and television acquisitions and distribution for Dakota Pictures. He has worked for some of Canada’s largest comedy producers including Encore Television, Dakota’s Canadian partner, along with Quebecomm and the Just for Laughs comedy festival. Larson will supervise the development and production of the company’s TV and film projects. His credits include producing FX’s Brand X With Russell Brand and the upcoming Hulu series Deadbeat and serving as AD on the features Life Happens and Little Birds. Turner, who also has worked on Deadbeat and Brand X, will work on developing TV and film programming and oversee program creation at Dakota. “This talent trifecta will spark a creative revolution for Dakota Pictures,” company founder Troy Miller said in a statement. “The collective strength of Christos, Corbin and Serena has already begun to generate new partnerships to further expand the company’s production slate.”