Unscripted

EOne expands unscripted team

The company is boosting its unscripted programming division with three executive hires, including the appointment of executive producer Mark Herwick (pictured) as head of current for the division.
June 25, 2015

Entertainment One is expanding its alternative programming division with the addition of three new execs, including producer Mark Herwick (pictured) who has been named head of current for U.S. alternative programming.

In addition, Ben Megargel has joined as senior director of development and Jesse Daniels has been named director of development. Elsewhere, Elliot Schwartz has been promoted to manager of development.

According to a release issued by eOne, the trio of execs have been collectively tasked “to strategically increase the breadth and depth of eOne Television’s existing slate of successful unscripted series with fresh, engaging projects.”

A seasoned executive producer in factual, Herwick joins eOne with credits including Disney’s Code: 9, VH1′s The Linda Perry Project and Hell’s Kitchen for Fox. He most recently served as executive producer and showrunner on E!’s plastic-surgery series Botched. In his new role, he will work with Tara Long, eOne’s executive VP of U.S. alternative programming, to shape the creative direction of eOne’s on-air unscripted shows.

Megargel most recently served as director of development at Karga Seven Pictures, where he played a role in creating Discovery’s Cry Wolfe, Weather Channel’s Tornado Alley and Natural Born Monsters.

Meanwhile, in his prior role, Daniels served as manager of development at Maverick TV. The exec worked on series for such nets as FOX, MTV, USA and TLC. Previously, Daniels worked at One Three Media and Kris Jenner’s Jenner Communications.

Before joining eOne, Schwartz served as an associate producer for E! Entertainment as well as Warner Horizon Television.

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