Eugene Young Jay Bienstock

Duo arrive at the company with part of their established production slate

Jay Bienstock and Eugene Young have joined A. Smith & Co. Prods. as co-managing directors, and are bringing some of the Bienstock Young Media’s production slate with them.

Over the last three years, pair have run Bienstock Young and launched programs including Nat Geo Wild’s “Animal Intervention,” CMT’s “Big Foot,” and MTV’s upcoming show “Times Up.”

As co-managing directors at A. Smith & Co.,  Bienstock and Young are tasked with ramping up the operating capacity of the shingle.

“Jay and Eugene join our already strong operating team during the most prolific time in our history,” said Arthur Smith, CEO of A. Smith & Co. Productions. “With their consistent track record of creating innovative hit programming across genres, we are lucky to have such a talented and proven pair on the A. Smith & Co. team.”

A. Smith & Co.’s current series include “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Kitchen Nightmares,” and “American Ninja Warrior.”

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