Ryan Seacrest Productions appoints unscripted EVP

Izzie Pick Ashcroft (pictured), most recently SVP of programming production and development for BBC Worldwide in LA, will commence her new position early next year.
October 1, 2013

Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) has named Izzie Pick Ashcroft, most recently recently SVP of programming production and development for BBC Worldwide in LA, as its EVP current, unscripted programming.

She will begin the new role early next year, and will report to RSP president Adam Sher.

With BBCWW, she oversaw development and formatting of such shows as Bravo’s Ladies of London, the CW’s Breaking Pointe and Breaking Pointe 2, Oxygen’s The Next Big Thing and ABC’s Skating With the Stars.

Prior to her most recent post, she was showrunner for Dancing With the Stars and part of the team behind the launch of Strictly Come Dancing in the UK.

Shows in RSP’s roster include the Kardashian unscripted properties, Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset, and Esquire Network’s¬†upcoming How I Rock It.

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