Sony Pictures Television is bumping two more executives up the corporate ladder. Lauren Moffat will be the new SVP of comedy development at the studio, while Jordan Feiner nabs the same SVP title for scripted programming.
Moffat had previously been VP of comedy programming, having worked on NBC’s “Marry Me” and ABC’s “Happy Endings,” among others, and guided the development of Netflix’s upcoming “One Day at a Time” remake staring Rita Moreno and Todd Grinnell. “Her fantastic taste and great relationships make her an invaluable member of our team, and she has been instrumental in expanding our business with cable and streaming networks,” said Glenn Adilman, EVP of comedy development.
Feiner was an exec on NBC’s “The Blacklist” and had been working on the spinoff (“The Blacklist: Redemption”), in addition to helping shepherd Netflix’s hotly anticipated Baz Luhrmann series “The Get Down.” “Jordan’s impressive track record here at SPT, having guided some of our most ambitious and successful programming, will help us continue to move forward as the leader in television today,” said Kim Rozenfeld, EVP of scripted programming.
The two are being moved up not long after the elevation of SPT presidents Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, who share the responsibilities of recently departed studio head Steve Mosko, along with three other execs.
Sony TV had five series picked up this broadcast development season: The “Blacklist” spinoff, “Imaginary Mary” and “Notorious” on ABC, “Kevin Can Wait” at CBS, and “Timeless” on NBC. That’s one more than lsat year’s orders for the independent studio.