Sean Gallagher is CEO and co-founder of Half Yard Productions. With business partner, Abby Greensfelder, Gallagher envisioned a production company that captured stories about real people and told in an authentic manner. Real reality TV. Founding Half Yard Productions in 2006 allowed Gallagher to take a deep dive into the background of the many ordinary, everyday people doing extraordinary things in the world. Whether it’s following isolated families living on refuge land with Discovery and Animal Planet’s critically acclaimed series The Last Alaskans, capturing one of the most important and emotional decisions in a bride’s life: choosing her wedding dress in TLC’s long-running series Say Yes to the Dress, now in its 14th season, figuring out How the States Got Their Shapes on History Channel, or transforming scraps of metal into money-making custom cars on Velocity’s Junkyard Empire, Half Yard Productions is telling hundreds of unforgettable stories that are seen by millions of viewers worldwide.
Before striking out on his own, Gallagher was Senior Vice President of Production and Development for TLC, overseeing all internal and external program development for the network. During his tenure, he launched hit series Miami Ink and Little People, Big World, among many others. Prior to his tenure at TLC, Gallagher 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 included the network’s primetime production unit, where he served as executive producer on American Chopper, Dirty Jobs and MythBusters.