US Production company Departure Films has hired Jessica Morgan Richter to serve as its VP of Development

Morgan Richter comes to Departure from A&E where she had most recently been serving as Director and Executive Producer of non-fiction and alternative programing, overseeing shows such as Hoarders, Flipping Vegas, Fix This Yard and Sell This House, and developing Flipping Boston, My Ghost Story and Flipped Off, among others.

“Jessica is a fantastic addition to Departure with her broad experience on both the network and production sides of the television business. 2013 was a record year for our company. We delivered over 100 episodes of programming and are slated for even more this year. Jessica will be a tremendous asset to Departure as we broaden our development slate and look to continue our growth,” said Departure Films President Max Weissman.

Departure Films is known for such series as The Vanilla Ice Project, Rev Run’s Renovation, The Jennie Garth Project, Million Dollar Contractor, Celebrity House Hunting, Flipping Boston, Flip This House, Bait Car and the soon to launch new primetime series for HGTV Vacation House For Free.