Digital producer INE Entertainment has hired former Discovery Communications development executive Sarah Davies as senior VP of development.
Davies’ role at the LA-based prodco will see her responsible for bolstering INE’s roster of traditional broadcast productions. INE’s linear production roster currently includes Hatched, an entrepreneurial-focused reality competition that airs Saturdays on The CW.
The prodco is also behind several digital projects including the eight-part docuseries Every Single Step, produced in partnership with Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance) and Izo. Verizon recently ordered a second season of the show to stream on its mobile-first go90 platform. New series from the company include Top Grier, featuring social media sensation Hayes Grier, also on go90, and the celebrity digital short, Stars Selling Cars.
Davies spent five years at Discovery, most recently serving as VP of production and development of Discovery Family Channel. She earlier worked as VP of production and development of factual for Discovery Networks International.
Prior to joining Discovery, Davies worked as head of development with BBC Television, History and BBC Wales.
“I love production development and with INE it feels like a perfect match. They have been leading the way in digital content and working out how to make great shows that feel different, focusing on the new market and the opportunities digital has brought, with more competitive budgets,” she said in a statement on her move to INE.