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Karga 7 Pictures ups four

LA-based prodco Karga 7 Pictures has bolstered its senior management ranks through a series of promotions including the appointment of Todd Cohen (pictured) to executive VP of development.
July 7, 2015

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).

Angela Teed, Suzanne Rauscher, Scott Hunter

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.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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