Sr. producer to greenlight stories, host 'Critic's Picks'

“Access Hollywood” has upped Clay Smith from supervising producer to senior producer at the same time Adam Jordan has rejoined the syndie mag as supervising producer, film.

Smith, who joined “Access” in 1997 as a coordinating producer, will perform both on- and off-screen duties in his new post. In addition to greenlighting stories, overseeing segment producers and strategizing long lead programming (sweeps, kudos coverage) he will review new releases on the weekly “Critic’s Pick” segment.

Jordan, a producer on “Access” in 1996 when the show launched, returns following a two-year stint at Buena Vista Pictures Marketing, where he was exec director, national publicity. He worked on campaigns for films ranging from “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and “The Royal Tenenbaums” to recent hits “Signs” and “Sweet Home Alabama.”

In his new post, Jordan will oversee the film and home entertainment divisions at “Access,” as well as act as supervising producer on the new “AMC Access.” Both Smith and Jordan report to exec producer Rob Silverstein.

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