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Exclusive: Leftfield hires Ashley Adams, ups Shawn Witt

U.S. prodco Leftfield Pictures has hired Hoff Productions exec Ashley Adams (pictured) to serve as its VP of production, and has promoted Shawn Witt to VP of current programming.
November 5, 2013

U.S. prodco Leftfield Pictures has hired Hoff Productions exec Ashley Adams (pictured) to serve as its VP of production, and has promoted Shawn Witt to VP of current programming.

Adams, who held the same title at Hoff Productions, has produced series for several cable networks, including Doomsday Preppers and Border Wars (both for Nat Geo), Hillbilly Handfishin’ (Animal Planet) and E! True Hollywood Story (E!).

“It’s rare to find someone like Ashley who understands the dynamics of production management, but can also balance the creative needs of a series,” said Leftfield Pictures’ exec VP of programming David George. “Her experience on both sides of production will prove critically important as the television market continues to demand more for less.”

Witt, meanwhile, was most recently an exec producer for Leftfield, and helped develop the series Counting Cars. Prior to joining Leftfield, he served as an exec producer at MTV.

George said: “Shawn’s creativity and relentless attention to detail has made him a key asset for Leftfield. His network experience and knowledge of brands will help us continue to evolve alongside our partners.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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