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Thinkfactory ups Rubino to president of production

ITV-owned Thinkfactory Media has promoted Joanne Rubino to president of the division. In her new role, Rubino will continue her oversight across all aspects of production on Thinkfactory Media’s scripted and unscripted series, along with a continued ...
June 13, 2017

ITV-owned Thinkfactory Media has promoted Joanne Rubino to president of the division.

In her new role, Rubino will continue her oversight across all aspects of production on Thinkfactory Media’s scripted and unscripted series, along with a continued focus on the financials of the overall company.

Rubin has been with the company for 17 years, having been promoted in 2015 from SVP to EVP of production.

Rubino has been producer and a production executive on recent Thinkfactory successes including Sun Records (CMT), Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le (Lifetime), and WeTV’s Mama June: From Not to Hot.

“Joanne has been by my side for the past 16 years, and has played an integral role in the growth of the company.  She has an exemplary skillset and instincts and continues to seek diversification among our productions,” said Leslie Greif, founder & CEO of ThinkfactoryMedia, in a statement. “She has been an important part of the production for our most successful projects and her loyalty, dedication, and commitment to this company are unparalleled.”

Additional credits from Rubino include: Hatfields & McCoys (History), Texas Rising (History), Million Dollar Matchmaker (WE tv), Married by Mom & Dad (TLC), Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (WE tv) and TV One’s R&B Divas. She also worked on seven seasons of Gene Simmons Family Jewels (A&E).

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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