Half Yard Productions

Half Yard Productions Half Yard Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company (www.redarrow.tv) develops and produces a diverse array of high-quality programs --from exciting documentary projects to powerful character-driven-shows.

How would you describe Half Yard in 10 words or less? Half Yard Productions tells interesting stories about unique worlds and authentic characters. What’s with the Half Yard name? Yes it is a serving of beer, but for the folks at Half Yard Productions, it is so much more than that. Turns out Half Yard principals Abby Greensfelder and Sean Gallagher used to frequent the same bar during their college days and both used to order the half yard. That bar was a place where people from all cross sections of life congregated to share their stories and be themselves. When naming their company, Greensfelder and Gallagher wanted to revisit and rekindle that same communal spirit and Half Yard was born. What is Half Yard? Half Yard Productions is an award-winning entertainment development and production company. From character-driven reality series and documentary narratives to historical specials and educational programming, Half Yard Productions delivers high-quality programs on a diverse array of subjects. The company has delivered over 170 hours of programming to networks, studios and entertainment companies nationwide since its inception in 2006. Principals Abby Greensfelder and Sean Gallagher started the company to develop and produce programs that provided viewers with a glimpse into worlds they otherwise wouldn’t experience. Their creative reputation and combined experience gave them a unique insight into what networks need and viewers want. The company currently is producing shows for top networks Bravo, TLC, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel and Versus. Go to www.halfyardproductions.com to learn more. Abby Bio: ABBY GREENSFELDER Co-owner and Executive Producer Abby Greensfelder founded Half Yard Productions in 2006 with business partner Sean Gallagher. In launching her own production shop, Greensfelder sought to develop and produce entertainment content that would appeal to a broad audience but focus on specific stories and characters. Delving into the anthropology of such diverse subjects as logging, noodling and politics feeds Greensfelder’s interest in cultural and social topics that entertain and inform. Since the company’s launch, Half Yard has received over 170 hours of commissions and is producing a number of series, specials and pilots for the top television networks including The Real Housewives of DC for Bravo, Say Yes to the Dress for TLC, How the States Got Their Shapes for History, and American Loggers for Discovery. Prior to launching Half Yard Productions, Greensfelder was senior vice president of programming and development for Discovery Channel. Under her direction, Discovery launched a number of successful series that have become signature programs for the network, including Deadliest Catch, Dirty Jobs, MythBusters and American Chopper, in addition to award-winning specials like Emmy-nominated The Flight That Fought Back and the critically acclaimed Planet Earth. Greensfelder played a key role in creating the Discovery Channel Quest initiative, which funded and filmed scientific expeditions around the world. While at Discovery, Greensfelder was named one of Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Generation: 35 under 30”. Greensfelder started her career in production with Transatlantic Films, a UK-based production and distribution company. Greensfelder holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. A native Washingtonian, Greensfelder is a talented photographer and mother of two girls and DVRs a lot of Nick Jr. Sean Bio: SEAN GALLAGHER Co-owner and Executive Producer Sean Gallagher founded Half Yard Productions in 2006 with business partner Abby Greensfelder to leverage their proven development production and programming expertise to develop, produce, and distribute high-quality content to consumers and clients worldwide. Gallagher envisioned a production company that sought out and captured stories about real people that would be told in an authentic manner. That goal has been realized with Half Yard’s current stable of content, including The Real Housewives of DC for Bravo, Say Yes to the Dress for TLC, How the States Got Their Shapes for History, and American Loggers for Discovery. Before striking out on his own, Sean Gallagher was senior vice president of production and development for TLC, overseeing all internal and external program development efforts for the network and launching hit series such as Miami Ink and Little People, Big World. Prior to his tenure at TLC, Sean served as vice president of development for Discovery Channel where he oversaw the network’s development efforts, with specific responsibility for the development and management of the popular and successful Monster franchise, including Monster Garage and Monster House. Gallagher’s duties at Discovery also extended to the network’s primetime unit, where he served as executive producer on American Chopper, Dirty Jobs, and MythBusters. Before joining Discovery, Gallagher served as a freelance producer in the Washington, DC area for clients such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency and PBS. Gallagher began his career at the Monitor Channel in Boston, where he worked on magazine shows, local affiliate news and children’s programming. Born and raised in Bangor, Maine, Gallagher followed his wife to Washington, DC where they put down roots. Gallagher received his bachelor's degree in corporate video communication from Southern Connecticut State University. An avid tri-athlete and five-time Ironman, Gallagher trains year round but makes sure he gets in quality TV time with the family.

Operating as usual

We want to congratulate Dirk on his promotion and wish Sean all the best as he looks to his new future!
12/03/2020
Dirk Hoogstra appointed CEO of Half Yard Productions

We want to congratulate Dirk on his promotion and wish Sean all the best as he looks to his new future!

Leading US non-scripted production company Half Yard Productions announced today that Dirk Hoogstra has been promoted to CEO. Previously EVP of Development at Half Yard, Dirk Hoogstra will assume the CEO role with immediate effect. After 14 years at Half Yard, current CEO and Co-founder Sean Gallagh...

07/02/2020
Discovery

Make sure to tune in to tomorrows #DinoHunters to see all the work that goes in to flipping a large jacket full of fossils.

The riskiest part of preserving and transferring the fossil? THE FLIP!

Catch a new #DinoHunters tomorrow at 9p.

Missed tonight's episode of #DinoHunters you can catch it on demand on Discovery.com at https://go.discovery.com/tv-show...
06/20/2020

Missed tonight's episode of #DinoHunters you can catch it on demand on Discovery.com at https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/dino-hunters/full-episodes/dinosaur-cowboys and make sure to tune in next Friday at 9pm for more!

While ranchers across the American West are struggling to make ends meet, a few modern day frontiersmen have found a new way to save their livelihood. Hunting for dinosaurs.🦖The series premiere of #DinoHunters starts NOW!

06/05/2020
Discovery

We're excited to get to share the stories Clayton and his fellow dinosaur hunting ranchers! They are all as excited about dinosaurs as any young kid could be and to see their passion for discovery of these ancient creatures is inspiring! Make sure to check out #DinoHunters on Discovery Friday June 19th at 9p

Clayton Phipps AKA the Dinosaur Cowboy has made another historic discovery -- the bones of a Nanotyrannosaur. Follow Phipps' journey along with other enterprising ranchers on new series #DinoHunters, premiering Friday, June 19th at 9P on Discovery.

Learn more about the highly-contested Nanotyrannosaur and the cowboys of the badlands here: Discovery.com/DinoHuntersFossil

04/22/2020

Tune in to Lifetime tonight at 11pm and check out our new show The Big Fat Wedding Walk as Sabrina and Casey begin their transformative journey one step at a time! #MyFatWeddingWalk

01/13/2020
Toyota Racing

Make sure to check out Brad DeBerti and his custom #Tacoma tonight at 11p on Discovery on #TwinTurbos

Hit the gas! Tonight on Discovery's Twin Turbos Brad DeBerti lets it rip in his custom #Tacoma

01/03/2020
Randy Fenoli

Make sure to tune in to #SYTTDAmerica Tomorrow at 8/7 on TLC

We are ONE day away from the season premiere of SYTTD America! ❤️ Save the date and tune in tomorrow for the BIGGEST wedding event EVER! 8/7c only on TLC 🥂

Say Yes to the Dress
Hayley Paige

Don't forget to tune in to #TwinTurbos tonight on Discovery
12/30/2019

Don't forget to tune in to #TwinTurbos tonight on Discovery

It's gonna be a wild ride with the Warrior. 🙌
All-new #TwinTurbos, tomorrow at 11p on Discovery and Discovery Go.

More Than Meets the Eye | Twin Turbos
12/19/2019
More Than Meets the Eye | Twin Turbos

More Than Meets the Eye | Twin Turbos

The DeBertis revolutionize the pick-up industry, building a truck with toolboxes hidden behind hinged fenders, and a sliding drawer attached to the rear bumper. Adding pressure to the build, Brad has just one shot to keep his racing dreams alive.

12/09/2019

The DeBerti's are back tonight at 10pm on @Discovery with more #TwinTurbos!

Andy and the Junkyard crew have a lot of work on their hands on tonight's return of #JunkyardEmpire on MotorTrend TV at ...
11/26/2019

Andy and the Junkyard crew have a lot of work on their hands on tonight's return of
#JunkyardEmpire on MotorTrend TV at 9pm!

11/14/2019
TLC

Make sure you are ready to start 2020 off right with new Say Yes special! With Say Yes to the Dress: America airing January 4th on TLC

Meet the 10 brides getting a FULL Kleinfeld experience on special new season #SYTTD: America. 💍Watch the wedding event of the year from the very beginning when the season premieres Saturday, January 4th at 8/7c!

The first Half Yard Productions crime series is on Investigation Discovery! If you didn't get a chance to catch the prem...
10/16/2019

The first Half Yard Productions crime series is on Investigation Discovery! If you didn't get a chance to catch the premiere last night no worries! You can catch the first episode No Secret is Safe again tonight at 9pm ET on Investigation Discovery

Make sure to tune in to Say Yes to the Nest tonight as Billy and Millissa look for their new home! So join us at 10/9c o...
05/20/2019
Say Yes to the Nest

Make sure to tune in to Say Yes to the Nest tonight as Billy and Millissa look for their new home! So join us at 10/9c on HGTV

Watch clips and full episodes of Say Yes to the Nest from HGTV

05/08/2019
Toe Bro on Highly Questionable

Are you sí or no for Toe Bro? Thanks to all the folks at Highly Questionable for the laughs! Dan could use a stronger stomach though!

Congrats to Matt on his new position!
04/02/2019
Exclusive: Matt Ayres upped to VP, development at Half Yard

Congrats to Matt on his new position!

Say Yes to the Dress and The Last Alaskans prodco Half Yard Productions has elevated Matthew Ayres to the post of VP of development, effective immediately. Ayres, who has served as director of development ...

03/15/2019
TLC

This weekend we continue with new shows! Make sure to tune in to TLC this Saturday at 9/8c for new episodes of #WhileYouWereOut

Get your hard hats and hammers ready! 🛠 We’re only days away from the season premiere of #WhileYouWereOut. Tune in on Saturday at 9/8c and cheer on #TeamTLC!

03/05/2019
The Toe Bro: Sneak Peek | Premieres Tuesday, March 5th at 10/9c | A&E

Don't forget that tonight is the premiere of #TheToeBro on A&E! We hope you join us at 10pm! Also if you missed it before here is a sneak peak of what to expect tonight!

A&E Network is set to premiere a new docuseries following Jonathan Tomines otherwise known as “The Toe Bro,” a foot specialist who treats a range of shocking...

Make sure to tune in to our new show #TheToeBro tomorrow at 10pm on A&E! Also check out The Toe Bro's Facebook and Youtu...
03/04/2019

Make sure to tune in to our new show #TheToeBro tomorrow at 10pm on A&E! Also check out The Toe Bro's Facebook and Youtubes for more clips and information on all the amazing work he has done for folks!

The premier is tomorrow night at 10PM EST! You can tune into @aetv to watch the FIRST episode of #TheToeBro!

Are you a Say Yes to the Dress super fan? Have you always wanted to be on the show? Then make sure to head over to www.h...
02/22/2019

Are you a Say Yes to the Dress super fan? Have you always wanted to be on the show? Then make sure to head over to www.halfyardproductions.com/SYAmerica for your chance to be on a special #SYTTD event!

Check out the sneak peak of our new show The Toe Bro premiering March 5th at 10 on A&E! Be warned some images might make...
02/22/2019
Exclusive: A&E's The Toe Bro Sneak Peek

Check out the sneak peak of our new show The Toe Bro premiering March 5th at 10 on A&E! Be warned some images might make folks squeamish.

Dr. Jonathan Tomines is a foot specialist and helps Kelly, a ballet dancer with in-grown toenails. Check it out! Warning: contains sensitive material.

Say Yes to the Dress
02/14/2019
Say Yes to the Dress

Say Yes to the Dress

Nothing shows off your figure like a fit to flare gown!
Study up on this year’s #BridalBracket Stylish Sixteen matchups here, and vote at TLCme.com/BridalBracket starting TOMORROW!

TLC, Half Yard take “Say Yes to the Dress” on the road
02/06/2019
TLC, Half Yard take “Say Yes to the Dress” on the road

TLC, Half Yard take “Say Yes to the Dress” on the road

Discovery-owned cable net TLC is adding a nationwide search component to its popular wedding franchise Say Yes to the Dress. Say Yes to the Dress America will run for 10 episodes, ...

02/05/2019
Say Yes to the Dress

Thats right #SYTTD fans Randy is getting ready to officiate a wedding celebrating the diverse and uniqueness of each and every one of our 50 states! So let us know what makes you shine check out our casting page at http://www.halfyardproductions.com/syamerica

#SYTTD is taking on America! Randy is looking for brides for a spectacular wedding event in NYC. Do you want to represent your state? Sign up here: TLC.com/Casting

01/28/2019
The Last Alaskans

The Last Alaskans

As Charlie seeks to continue Bob's legacy, he makes a lucky discovery.

Watch the season finale of The Last Alaskans on Discovery GO now: https://bit.ly/2B8CYAe

01/27/2019
The Last Alaskans

The Last Alaskans

Heimo is stashing this marten in his pocket for safe-keeping.

The season premiere of The Last Alaskans airs TONIGHT on Discovery at 10pm ET. Here's a sneak peek.

01/25/2019
The Last Alaskans

The Last Alaskans

"We are intertwined with the natural order of life here."

Watch the season finale of The Last Alaskans on Discovery Sunday at 10PM ET.

We want to wish Abby all the success in her future company and say congratulations to the rest of the Half Yard team who...
01/24/2019
Exclusive: Abby Greensfelder steps down as Half Yard co-CEO to develop new venture

We want to wish Abby all the success in her future company and say congratulations to the rest of the Half Yard team who are moving in to new and exciting roles!

Half Yard Productions, a division of Red Arrow Studios, has undergone a new corporate structure that will see co-CEO and executive producer Abby Greensfelder step down from her post at the ...

01/18/2019
The Last Alaskans

Don't forget to tune in to @The Last Alaskans Sunday at 10pm ET on Discovery to find out if Heimo and Edna can catch their end of trapping season special meal!

The trapping season is almost over, but Heimo and Edna just want a nice beaver dinner before it ends.

Catch a new episode of The Last Alaskans this Sunday at 10pm ET on Discovery.

01/11/2019
The Last Alaskans

The Last Alaskans

"Most guys say a woman shouldn't be out there. That's BS."

Just another reason we love Edna. A new episode of The Last Alaskans airs Sunday at 10PM ET on Discovery.

...and Some Two Steppin' | Four Weddings
01/10/2019
...and Some Two Steppin' | Four Weddings

...and Some Two Steppin' | Four Weddings

When four line dancing brides from New Mexico step into competition for the honeymoon of a lifetime, their friendship moves into unknown territory.

01/09/2019
The Last Alaskans

The Last Alaskans

Tyler's training a new pup named Larry for his dog team! Catch a new episode of The Last Alaskans this Sunday at 10PM ET on Discovery.

Edna and the whole cast of #TheLastAlaskans make living in the remote wilderness look so easy! But it takes real skills ...
01/07/2019
The Last Alaskans exclusive: Edna aces ice fishing with incredible underwater footage

Edna and the whole cast of #TheLastAlaskans make living in the remote wilderness look so easy! But it takes real skills to bring home the meat! Make sure to tune in Sundays at 10/9c on Discovery

The Last Alaskans sees Edna Korth getting the fish as she shows us her technique and reminisces about her family and previous fishing exploits.

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Will there be a season 5 of The Last Alaskans?? This is one of the best shows!
We all miss you guys!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmnO9rUR9ko pilot program looking for a home
Thank you @HalfYardTV and A&E for RaisingTourette's. Love, a mom of a young adult with Tourette
Friends posted that they were watching us on Big Time RV on Great American Country! Will the show be continuing there? :)