CBS TV Studios Names Drama Development Pair

Meghan Lyves and Brianna Bennett CBS

CBS TV Studios has named two new drama development execs.

Meghan Lyvers (pictured right) comes to the Eye as senior VP of drama development. Brianna Bennett (pictured left) has signed on as VP of drama development.

The appointments fill the void at the studio left in June when Beth Miyares left to join Fox Broadcasting as senior VP of drama development.

Film and TV vet Lyvers was most recently a development exec at the Television 360 arm of Management 360, where she helped shepherd projects for clients including Michael Chiklis, Christina Applegate, Brad Garrett, Taye Diggs and Marc Forster.

Before Television 360, Lyvers worked for Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Prods. as veep of production and development. She helped launch the Tribeca film fest and worked on such pics as “About a Boy,” “Meet the Fockers” and “Analyze That,” as well as the Tribeca-produced CBS cop drama “NYC-22.”

Bennett was most recently a director in Fox’s drama development. She previously worked for CBS TV Studios as an assistant in comedy, and for the CW as drama coordinator. She also worked in the lit department of ICM.

CBS TV Studios drama boss Julia McNamara called Lyvers and Bennett “both passionate, talented executives who bring unique perspectives to the table.”

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