Original Prods. has upped Philip Segal to prexy of entertainment in one of a trio of promotions at the reality shingle behind “Deadliest Catch” and “Monster Garage.”
Company has also raised Tom McMahon to exec VP for new media and Jeff Conroy to VP of programming.
“Philip, Tom and Jeff have all been an integral part of the growth of Original Prods.,” said Original CEO and exec producer Thom Beers, adding the execs will remain key as the company moves into scripted programming, Webcasting and communication software.
Segal, who had been exec VP, will be in charge of the company’s overall strategic and creative vision. He’ll oversee the more than 120 hours of programming Original has in the works while also heading up development.
Before joining Original, Segal was at Bunim-Murray Prods. He previously headed up scripted programming for Tribune Entertainment, worked at Lakeshore Television and served as exec VP of television for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin.
McMahon, who’s been at Original since 1997, was exec producer of “Monster Garage” during the height of its popularity on Discovery Channel. He’ll now head up efforts to build a “Monster Garage” Web site geared toward car and bike enthusiasts.
Before Original, McMahon worked at NBC News and spent six years as a veepee for Turner Original Prods.
As for Conroy, he’ll oversee all docu-reality skeins, including the top-rated “Deadliest Catch.” Producer has been at Original since 2001, helping develop “Monster Garage.” His other credits include “Lobster Wars” and “Into the Firestorm.”