Los Angeles-based prodco A. Smith & Co. Productions has upped longtime exec Frank Sinton to chief operating officer, tasked with overseeing the company’s internal operations as well as its global development slate.
Sinton, who will report to company founder and CEO Arthur Smith and president Kent Weed, will continue to oversee the A. Smith & Co. Properties division, which is dedicated to providing programming primarily to cable nets. He joined the company in 2006, and exec producer credits include the currently-airing Unsung on TVOne, UFC Countdown on Spike, and both Full Throttle Saloon and Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura for truTV. Past EP credits include American Gangster for BET, Trading Spaces for TLC, Ultimate Car Build-Off for Discovery and America’s Worst Driver for Travel Channel.
“As our company continues to develop more highly rated television content for the global television marketplace, it has become more important than ever to have one of the very best in the business coordinating and managing our staff and production units,” said Smith and Weed via a joint statement. “Frank has been instrumental to the growth and maturity of this company and we couldn’t be more honored to have him take on this role.”
“We have a phenomenal team of people here and great momentum which makes me incredibly excited about our future,” added Sinton.
Prior to joining A. Smith & Co., Sinton had stints as VP of programming for Fox Sports Net and the Disney Channel.