Unscripted, reality and documentary prodco Sirens Media, an ITV-American-owned property, has made some key changes to its New York development team with an elevation and two new hires. Daniel Markell (pictured) has been promoted to SVP of development and Sumit David and Sydney Clover have joined the company as VP of development and director of development, respectively.
Markell joined Sirens Media in 2014 as VP of development, aiding in the development of new series, including Freeform’s The Letter and Food Network’s Cheap Eats with Ali Khan. He will continue to manage Sirens’ development slate out of the New York office, where he reports to Lucilla D’Agostino, EVP of current programming and development.
David, who began his career at Sirens as a supervising editor in 2006, returns to the company after a six-year stint at Paper Route Productions where he served as VP of current and development, and executed more than 100 hours of programming, including Yukon Men for Discovery Channel and Buying Alaska for Destination America.
Clover has been with ITV America for two years, most recently serving as director of development for Riot Creative. Before joining ITV she was an associate producer for the production and development teams at Discovery Channel.
In a statement, Sirens Media co-president Rebecca Toth Diefenbach said that with the changes the company has doubled down on on its commitment to produce bold, innovative content.