FremantleMedia NA Adds 3 Scripted Execs
FremantleMedia North America has added three executives to its scripted division.
Reid Shane has joined the company as EVP of production; Jennifer Sherwood is the new SVP of scripted development; and Oliver Jones becomes director of scripted development.
Shane will report to FMNA’s EVP of scripted business operations and production, Susan Gross, and will oversee all aspects of scripted production for FMNA, including sourcing, hiring and managing all key production personnel. He joins FMNA from Media Rights Capital where he was the SVP of television production, overseeing series such as Ozark and Counterpart. Prior to MRC, Shane was the EVP of production at Paramount Network TV where he shepherded series such as Frasier, JAG, NCIS, Numbers and Star Trek. Additionally, Shane also served as the co-executive producer on Bad Robot shows Fringe and Almost Human.
Sherwood will be responsible for sourcing, developing and pitching original scripted television programming. She will also source international programming to be successfully acquired and translated into the North American marketplace. Sherwood developed and supervised HBO hits such as Game Change, Taking Chance and Temple Grandin. Most recently, Sherwood was with Silk Road Productions where she was a partner/producer.
Jones joins the team from The Weinstein Co. where he was manager of development. During his tenure there, he worked on series such as Guantanamo, The Romanoffs, Waco, Six, Yellowstone and focused on their UK slate including Les Miserables, The City & the City and Fearless. Prior to Weinstein, Jones worked at Imagine Television, working on programs including Empire, 24: Legacy, Shots Fired and Genius. In addition, he also worked in the U.K. for World Productions.