A. Smith & Co. ups three to EVP roles

The Ellen's Design Challenge producer has promoted Sharalynn Cornwall and Kristen Stabile to EVPs of production and Christmas Rini to EVP of development.
March 10, 2015

Los Angeles-based A. Smith & Co. Productions has promoted three production and development execs.

Sharalynn Cornwall (pictured, left) and Kristen Stabile (center) have been named executive vice presidents of production, and Christmas Rini (right)  is now executive vice president of development.

The promotions are designed to handle projected growth of the company’s slate, which includes recent HGTV hit Ellen’s Design Challenge, long-running Fox culinary competition Hell’s Kitchen and NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.

Cornwall, who joined the company six years ago as production manager, recently served as co-executive producer on Ellen’s Design Challenge (which is coproduced with Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production) and the executive in charge of production on TV One’s Unsung, which led to the spin-off Unsung Hollywood.

She has also overseen the second season of Wizard Wars and Joe Rogan Questions Everything,both for Syfy.

Stabile co-exec produces American Ninja Warrior, which is in production on season seven. Her credits also include Kitchen Nightmares for Fox and two yet-to-be-announced network shows.

Rini works across network and cable programs. She co-exec produced on Ellen’s Design Challenge, Oxygen’s Too Young To Marry, which she also created, and developed Joe Rogan Questions Everything and ABC’s I Survived A Japanese Game Show.

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