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eOne taps SVP development of alternative programming

Global indie studio Entertainment One has named former CMT executive Julia Silverton as senior VP of development for alternative programming at eOne Television. In the role, Silverton (pictured) will be responsible for ...
March 15, 2017

Global indie studio Entertainment One has named former CMT executive Julia Silverton as senior VP of development for alternative programming at eOne Television.

In the role, Silverton (pictured) will be responsible for overseeing the development efforts across eOne’s alternative programming team in the U.S.

Based in Los Angeles, she will work closely alongside Mark Herwick, SVP of current alternative programming, and the recently elevated Benjamin Megargel, VP of development.

Silverton most recently served as VP of development at CMT, where she was tasked with the production of both scripted and unscripted series, including reality show Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, and also launched CMT’s scripted department.

Prior to CMT, Silverton served as a showrunner for more than 10 years.

The fledgling alternative programming division at eOne has been responsible for such series as Fuse’s recently commissioned The Hollywood Puppet Sh!t Show (working title) from executive producer Wilmer Valderrama; WEtv’s Mary Mary, Growing Up Hip Hop and Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta; and A&E’s Streets of Compton, among others.

“Julia has a proven track record of identifying, developing and launching bold and original series,” said Tara Long, EVP of alternative programming at eOne Television, in a statement. “Julia’s background and talent as a showrunner and development executive will be an invaluable asset as we continue to grow eOne’s alternative programming slate.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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