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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.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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