Unscripted

NBC hires Hernandez for development role

U.S. net NBC has hired Fernando J. Hernandez (pictured), Ryan Seacrest Productions' exec VP of development and production, to be the new senior VP of alternative development for Universal Television.
August 21, 2012

U.S. net NBC has hired Fernando J. Hernandez (pictured), Ryan Seacrest Productions’ (RSP) exec VP of development and production, to be the new senior VP of alternative development for Universal Television.

In this role, Hernandez will be responsible for all Universal Television reality productions, spearheading new development and overseeing the studio’s in-house producers and ongoing talent deals.

“Fernando is a savvy and outstanding development and production executive who has delivered many hit shows while at Ryan Seacrest Productions, and he also has an invaluable working knowledge of the business as a producer and director,” said Meredith Ahr, NBC Entertainment’s exec VP of alternative programming.

“He is a talented addition to our team and we can’t wait to start working with him.”

Hernandez has worked with RSP since 2009. At the indie, he was responsible for the development and production of a slate of non-scripted and scripted TV titles, including Keeping Up With the Kardashians for E!, Shahs of Sunset for Bravo, and upcoming shows Married to Jonas for E!, Draw Something for CBS, and TV’s Most Dynamic Duos for ABC.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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