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Ramirez joins TBS and TNT as VP, unscripted

Jenny Ramirez has been hired by TBS & TNT as VP of unscripted programming for Turner’s two flagship entertainment brands. In her new position, Ramirez will be responsible for creative oversight of the ...
January 23, 2017

Jenny Ramirez has been hired by TBS & TNT as VP of unscripted programming for Turner’s two flagship entertainment brands.

In her new position, Ramirez will be responsible for creative oversight of the unscripted development process, taking projects from concept to series across all platforms. She will also collaborate with companies, producers, directors and talent to develop new content.

Based in Los Angeles, Ramirez reports to Michael Bloom, senior VP of unscripted programming and specials for TBS and TNT.

Bloom commented on Ramirez’s hiring, saying in a statement, “She will be an extremely valuable member of our team as we re-imagine the unscripted, non-fiction universe and create and launch successful multi-platform content for TBS and TNT.”

Ramirez joins Turner from Irwin Entertainment, where she served as both senior VP of development and co-executive producer. During her time at Irwin, she produced New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly, Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows and the Red Nose Day charity special. She also helped develop E! Entertainment’s Famously Single.

Ramirez previously served as vice president of development and production for CORE Media Group. She acted as an in-house development showrunner and developed and sold such series as Euros of Hollywood for Bravo, Sing It On to Pop TV and Prison Wives Club and Preach to Lifetime.

Prior to CORE Media Group, Ramirez worked in FremantleMedia’s non-scripted development department. For six years, she learned about the international marketplace, adapting formats for the U.S. and developing projects for TBS, Fox, NBC, A&E, MTV and Syfy.

 

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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