'Vanderpump Rules' Producer Alex Baskin Expands 32 Flavors Team

“Vanderpump Rules” producer Alex Baskin has tapped Joe Kingsley and Jeff Festa to join the creative executive team of his new company, 32 Flavors. He recruited both Kingsley and Festa from Evolution Media, his former company, where they all previously worked on unscripted projects together.

At 32 Flavors, Kingsley has been appointed executive vice president of production and operations while Festa has been named senior vice president of development and programming. Both Kingsley and Festa will report to Baskin, who serves as CEO for the production company he founded last summer.

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Kingsley spent more than ten years working under Baskin at Evolution Media. He was promoted several times, starting out as line producer and eventually moving up to senior vice president of production and operations. He served as executive producer on a myriad of shows including the long running Bravo hit “Vanderpump Rules,” “Botched,” “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

Meanwhile, Festa previously held the position of director of development at Evolution. In that role, he contributed to the launches of reality series including “Love in Fairhope,” “Welcome Home Nikki Glaser?”, “Siwas Dance Pop Revolution” and “Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump.” In his new role at 32 Flavors, Festa is slated to executive produce the upcoming “Vanderpump Rules” spinoff “The Valley” in addition to the limited series “Erika Jayne: Bet It All On Blonde.”

“I couldn’t be more pleased to continue fostering my longstanding relationships with Joe and Jeff, whom I consider to be the best at what they do,” said Baskin. “I’m gratified they believe in what we’re trying to build at the company, and I look forward to delivering exciting, high-quality content together.”

In addition to “The Valley” and” “Erika Jayne: Bet It All On Blonde,” 32 Flavors’ slate includes “Vanderpump Rules,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and “Botched.” Baskin also serves as an executive producer on the upcoming features “Riff Raff” and “Skill House.”

(Photo: Jeff Festa and Joe Kingsley)

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