Conde Nast taps film, TV prod’n execs

Imagine and Sundance Channel alums join Dawn Ostroff unit

Conde Nast Entertainment has tapped execs from Imagine and Sundance Channel to help drive its push into film, TV and digital production under the direction of entertainment group prexy Dawn Ostroff.

Jeremy Steckler, formerly exec veep of production at Imagine, will develop and acquire film projects in his role as exec veep of motion pictures. He’ll be based in Los Angeles.

Michael Klein has been tapped exec veep of alternative programming. He was most recently senior veep at Sundance Channel.

“I am delighted to welcome these talented executives on board as we build a team that is shaping the new ways in which Condé Nast creates and distributes its sought-after content,” Ostroff said in announcing the appointments. “Jeremy’s and Michael’s strengths, combined with the significant impact of our brands, present a huge opportunity for us to grow our business across traditional, digital and new platforms.”

Ostroff, the former CW entertainment prexy, was recruited by the magazine giant in October to head a new production unit (Daily Variety, Oct. 11).

Steckler also served stints at Fox Searchlight, where he worked on such pics as “Black Swan,” “Juno” and “(500) Days of Summer,” and Di Bonaventura Pictures.

Klein previously worked as a programming exec for Travel Channel, Discovery and TLC.

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