Leftfield Entertainment has launched the New York-based production company Riot Creative, with an eye on producing “smart and authentic” television content while developing programming with an “increased focus” on OTT and digital platforms.
The prodco is to be led by Stephanie Angelides (pictured), who was most recently senior VP of development for All3Media-owned Optomen, and will serve as president at Riot Creative. The exec oversaw all North American scripted and unscripted development for the London-headquartered prodco as well as Gordon Ramsey’s One Potato Two Potato.
Over the past eight years, Angelides has developed and produced shows for such nets as Discovery, Food Network, ID, Animal Planet, Nat Geo Wild and Lifetime. Her credits include Scorned: Love Kills (ID), One Bad Choice (MTV), Best New Restaurant (Bravo), Most Evil (Discovery) and Evolve (History).
Prior to Optomen, Angelides served as a producer at Lion TV, working on shows for PBS and Discovery.
“Stephanie Angelides is another perfect fit for our group’s vision of putting creatives in the best position to focus on the next big hit, while the Leftfield Entertainment machine focuses on delivering for our clients across all areas of operations,” said Brent Montgomery, CEO of Leftfield Entertainment, in a statement.
Angelides added: “To get the chance to focus on being creative in various genres of programming, and for both established networks and emerging platforms, is about as good as it gets in our business. I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead Riot Creative, and to be part of the team at Leftfield Entertainment.”