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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.”

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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