Eli Lehrer, VP of development for Bravo Media, has announced that Lara Spotts has been named vice president of East Coast development, reporting to Lehrer.
Spotts will be based in New York and will be responsible for pilots, casting reels and concept development. For the past two years she held the role of director of programming and development for Bravo, and was also EP on network programming such as Work of Art: the Next Great Artist, The Rachel Zoe Project and Make Me a Supermodel.
‘[Spotts'] diverse background, inspiring creativity and innate understanding of character and story are invaluable in shaping some of the buzziest programming for the network and I am confident that she will continue to help us break new ground with our upcoming development projects,’ said Lehrer in a statement.
Prior to working at Bravo, Spotts worked at MTV, VH1, Logo, Showtime, Disney Channel and ABC in various production, development and casting roles. She also created documentary projects on her own, as co-developer and co-executive producer of the 2005 Logo doc Raising Teens , about three gay parents and the children they’ve raised, and dramatic short One Sung Hero, which premiered at Sundance in 2006. Spotts also co-created and produced the Disney Channel’s docuseries Totally Hoops, which followed an all-girls basketball team.
She has also worked on Real World London, Road Rules, Bug Juice 2, Fanclub: Stevie Nicks, Military Diaries and The Bachelorette.