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Erin Mechanic joins Spike’s development team

The former Ardaban exec (pictured) has joined the recently rebranded Viacom-owned cable net as a development producer.
July 29, 2015

Viacom-owned cable net Spike has hired Erin Mechanic as a development producer on its original series team.

Reporting to Spike’s senior VP of original series Chachi Senior, Mechanic will focus on “internal creative concepts” for unscripted programming at the network, which recently shifted its focus from high-octane programming for men to producing series with gender-balanced appeal.

Mechanic is a former development exec with Ardaban, the company Chachi Senior worked for prior to moving to Spike in April. At Ardaban, she managed the development team and oversaw production on series for networks such as CMT, TLC, A&E and E!, among others.

Before that, she worked in development for Shine America and as an independent producer for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards on various theatrical research and marketing projects.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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