LA-based prodco Karga 7 Pictures has bolstered its senior management ranks through a series of promotions that include the upping of Todd Cohen (pictured) to executive VP of development.
Since joining the company in 2013 as senior VP of the department, Cohen has led the development of the prodco’s factual and non-scripted series across a variety of such networks as Discovery, Science, National Geographic Channel, ABC, Animal Planet, History and Weather Channel. Prior to joining Karga 7 Pictures, Cohen served as VP of development for the U.S. branch of Maverick Television, and also spearheaded development for Ping Pong Productions and Renegade83.
Cohen, in turn, has promoted team member Scott Hunter (pictured below, middle), from development coordinator to manager of development.
Elsewhere, former VP of current programming Suzanne Rauscher (pictured below, right) has been promoted to the division’s senior VP role after having joined the company in 2014. In her new role, Rauscher is to manage the prodco’s expanding slate while working alongside the recently appointed Michael Gara, senior VP of programming.
Meanwhile, Angela Teed (pictured below, left) has been upped to VP of production from exec in charge of production. Previous credits include production management on the Wayne Brady-hosted Let’s Make A Deal (CBS) and obstacle course competition series American Ninja Warrior (NBC).
Karga 7 has recently sold the pop science series Short Attention Span Science to Science Channel and the eight hour series How Weather Created a Monster to Weather Channel. Additionally, Travel Channel has renewed the Realscreen Award-winning Booze Traveler for a second season and greenlit the 13 x 30-minute series Relocated (w/t), which will chronicle couples deciding to move abroad.
“Karga has doubled in size every year since its inception,” said Tracy Bacal, CEO and senior VP of production for Karga 7 Pictures, in a statement. “This team is well suited to take us into the next stage of our growth. It’s an exciting time.”