You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

MTV creates comedy/animation dept.

Brent Haynes to run new division

MTV has created a department focused on comedy and animation together, shifting senior veep of series development Brent Haynes to run it and hiring two others.

Move is part of an ongoing resurrection of animation at MTV, which killed the department years ago after it had risen to prominence on the strength of such shows as “Beavis and Butt-Head.”

Jason Gwozdz, a former development exec at Canada’s the Comedy Network (where Haynes was once vice president), has been named veep of comedy and animation, while former “Last Call With Carson Daly” producer Brooke Posch was hired as senior director in the department.

We’ve decided to formalize the development process around this genre to increase the volume and diversity of content,” said MTV programming prexy Tony DiSanto. “Brent Haynes has great comedic taste and sensibility and is the perfect leader for this new department.”

More TV

  • Highlighting Conecta Fiction SGAE Laboratory Pitches

    Highlighting Conecta Fiction SGAE Laboratory Pitches

    MTV has created a department focused on comedy and animation together, shifting senior veep of series development Brent Haynes to run it and hiring two others. Move is part of an ongoing resurrection of animation at MTV, which killed the department years ago after it had risen to prominence on the strength of such shows […]

  • DirecTV Nabs Latin American Rights To

    DirecTV Nabs Latin American Pay TV Rights To Mediaset España's Hit 'El Accidente'

    MTV has created a department focused on comedy and animation together, shifting senior veep of series development Brent Haynes to run it and hiring two others. Move is part of an ongoing resurrection of animation at MTV, which killed the department years ago after it had risen to prominence on the strength of such shows […]

  • Tiffany Haddish - Best Comedic PerformanceMTV

    TV Review: 2018 MTV Movie Awards

    MTV has created a department focused on comedy and animation together, shifting senior veep of series development Brent Haynes to run it and hiring two others. Move is part of an ongoing resurrection of animation at MTV, which killed the department years ago after it had risen to prominence on the strength of such shows […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: 10 Standout Moments

    MTV has created a department focused on comedy and animation together, shifting senior veep of series development Brent Haynes to run it and hiring two others. Move is part of an ongoing resurrection of animation at MTV, which killed the department years ago after it had risen to prominence on the strength of such shows […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    MTV has created a department focused on comedy and animation together, shifting senior veep of series development Brent Haynes to run it and hiring two others. Move is part of an ongoing resurrection of animation at MTV, which killed the department years ago after it had risen to prominence on the strength of such shows […]

  • Millie Bobby Brown

    Millie Bobby Brown Takes on Bullies at MTV Awards After Twitter Exit

    MTV has created a department focused on comedy and animation together, shifting senior veep of series development Brent Haynes to run it and hiring two others. Move is part of an ongoing resurrection of animation at MTV, which killed the department years ago after it had risen to prominence on the strength of such shows […]

  • 'The Bachelorette' Recap: Becca Kufrin Falls

    'The Bachelorette' Recap: Becca Kufrin Falls Hard for Garrett Yrigoyen

    MTV has created a department focused on comedy and animation together, shifting senior veep of series development Brent Haynes to run it and hiring two others. Move is part of an ongoing resurrection of animation at MTV, which killed the department years ago after it had risen to prominence on the strength of such shows […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content