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Glass Entertainment Group boosts executive team

Philadelphia and LA-based indie prodco Glass Entertainment Group has bolstered its executive team with the appointment of Jon Hirsch and elevation of Andrea Gunning and Bart Makatche. Hirsch (pictured, left) joins the ...
October 19, 2016

Philadelphia and LA-based indie prodco Glass Entertainment Group has bolstered its executive team with the appointment of Jon Hirsch and elevation of Andrea Gunning and Bart Makatche.

Hirsch (pictured, left) joins the Uncommon Grounds producer as VP and executive producer, working to ensure the firm continues producing quality programming. With more than a decade experience, the Emmy-nominated producer and director has previously developed and produced content across all platforms for HBO, CBS, Discovery, Lifetime and Google.

Most recently, Hirsch served as exec producer and showrunner on the first two seasons of A&E’s Behind Bars: Rookie Year, and played a key role in launching a raft of projects at 60 Days In creator Lucky 8 TV. Before that, he served as VP of current programming at Hot Snakes Media and worked in-house at HBO.

Meanwhile, Gunning (pictured, center) and Makatche (pictured, right) will be upped to the executive in charge of production and VP of programming and production, respectively.

Gunning, formerly director of business affairs, will continue to oversee production management and financials for the company and its productions, as well as human resources.

Makatche, who previously served as director of programming and production, will continue with oversight over all productions and post-productions from development to series. He also continues to be a key player on the company’s development team.

Glass Entertainment Group was previously known as Nancy Glass Productions and most recently appointed J.C. Mills as president and GM. It also recently inked an exclusive development and partnership deal with Toronto’s Sweatshop Media.

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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