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MTV ups Samet

Programming veep now an SVP

MTV has upped programming veep Jessica Samet to senior vice president, a newly created position.

Los Angeles-based exec will report to MTV exec VP series entertainment Lois Curren and will be responsible for series development and programming.

Exec helped develop and produce a number of MTV’s primetime hits including “Viva La Bam,” “Jackass,” “The Assistant” and “Wildboyz.” Samet also served as a co-exec producer on MTV Films’ “Jackass the Movie.”

Prior to joining MTV, Samet worked as director of production for Walt Disney/Touchstone Pictures and as a motion picture literary agent at UTA.

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