×

FremantleMedia Grows Scripted Division With New Hires

FremantleMedia North America has added three veteran executives as the company expands its scripted team.

Reid Shane has joined the FremantleMedia as executive vice president of production, Jennifer Sherwood as senior vice president of scripted development, and Oliver Jones as director of scripted development.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to be expanding our team with these three industry veterans,” said Dante Di Loreto, president of scripted entertainment, FremantleMedia North America. “At FMNA we have a clear and defined vision. Building on the success of ‘American Gods’ and our global series ‘The Young Pope,’ ‘Hard Sun,’ as well as the upcoming ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ and ‘My Brilliant Friend,’ we strive to align ourselves with the very best creative talent. Reid, Jennifer and Oliver are trusted collaborators and the perfect additions to this award-winning team.”

Shane joins FremantleMedia from Media Rights Capital, where he was senior vice president of television production, overseeing series such as “Ozark” and “Counterpart.” In his new role, he will oversee all aspects of scripted production, reporting to business operations head Susan Gross.

Sherwood was most recently a partner producer at Silk Road Productions. She previously developed and supervised HBO’s “Game Change,” “Taking Chance,” and “Temple Grandin.” Jones joins FremantleMedia from The Weinstein Company where he served as manager of development.

More TV

  • 'The Bachelor' Recap: Finding Love Among

    'The Bachelor' Recap: Finding Love Among Hometown Dates

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the eighth episode of Season 24 of “The Bachelor.” For the first glimpse of the real world in weeks, titular bachelor Peter Weber took his women back home. With only four women remaining — Hannah Ann Sluss, Kelsey Weier, Madison Prewett and Victoria Fuller — [...]

  • Drew Carey Price Is Right

    'Price Is Right' Tapings Delayed After Drew Carey's Ex-Fiance Killed

    “The Price Is Right” tapings have been postponed following news that host Drew Carey’s ex-fiance was killed last week. Family and sex therapist Amie Harwick, 38, was found Saturday morning at her home in Los Angeles with injuries consistent with a fall. She later died at the hospital. Her ex-boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse has been arrested [...]

  • Caroline Flack

    'Love Island' Returns to Air As ITV Defends Treatment of Caroline Flack

    ‘Love Island’ was back on air Monday for the first time since the death of former host Caroline Flack on Feb. 15. Amid the reality series’ return, broadcaster ITV insists it supported the star after she was removed from the show. Monday night’s episode began somberly with narrator Iain Stirling providing voiceover over scenes of [...]

  • Tiffany BooneEntertainment Weekly Pre-SAG Party, Arrivals,

    Actor Tiffany Boone Addresses Her Decision to Quit 'The Chi'

    Actor Tiffany Boone addressed her exit from “The Chi,” the Showtime series she departed in November 2018 after making harassment allegations against her former co-star Jason Mitchell. Mitchell was fired from the show last May as a result of intimidation and abuse accusations made by Boone and showrunner Ayanna Floyd Davis. Mitchell was subsequently dismissed [...]

  • Amazon Prime nabs ‘Russian Affairs’ for

    Amazon Prime Nabs ‘Russian Affairs’ for Germany, France and the Netherlands

    Amazon Prime Video has acquired the first season of series “Russian Affairs” for distribution in Germany, France and the Netherlands, from Russia’s Start Studios. The eight-part drama that follows the lives of Russia’s elite and those who aspire to that position is set in contemporary Moscow. Under the title “Gold Diggers,” the series was broadcast [...]

  • MODEL RELEASED Mother with baby, 1

    Channel 4 Orders ‘Baby Surgeons’ From Wonderhood Studios

    U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Wonderhood Studios for a documentary series with the working title “Baby Surgeons.” The series will explore the journeys parents go through to save their babies during complex pregnancies and will feature cutting-edge baby surgeries, some performed inside the womb. It will also use CGI, MRI and Ultrasound to enhance [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content