Talpa Media USA hires Ellen Rakieten Ent exec

Talpa Media USA has hired Jennifer Danska (pictured), former senior VP of development for Ellen Rakieten Entertainment, as its senior VP of programming and development.
June 10, 2016

Talpa Media USA has tapped Jennifer Danska (pictured) as its senior VP of programming and development.

The exec previously served as senior VP of development at Critical Content pod Ellen Rakieten Entertainment, where she was an executive producer on The Monica Potter Project (HGTV) and also co-exec produced All About Sex (TLC).

Previously, Danska served as senior VP of development and current at Kinetic Content, where she was an executive producer of Perez Hilton All-Access (CW), and before that, she was senior VP of development and current series for RDF USA, where her credits include Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty (VH1), Don’t Forget the Lyrics (Fox) and Secret Millionaire (ABC). She also worked as VP of talent development and casting at E! Networks, and as a development executive and senior producer at Telepictures Productions.

Alongside Danska’s hire, Talpa USA has also made two promotions within its ranks.

Monica Stock has been elevated to senior VP of production and ReBecca Crawford has been upped to VP of current programming and development.

Prior to joining Talpa, Stock oversaw the production of 13 seasons of ABC’s The Bachelor and five seasons of The Bachelorette. She recently served as executive in charge of production on season three of Fox’s MasterChef.

Meanwhile, Crawford oversees development of Talpa’s catalog for the U.S. market and also originates American show formats. Prior to joining Talpa, Crawford was a writer on NBC’s The Voice and served as a producer and writer for various television series and specials on VH1 and CMT.

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