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Lighthearted names new SVP of production, expands development team

California-based prodco Lighthearted Entertainment has appointed Paul Taylor as senior vice president of production. Taylor (pictured, above) will oversee all financial and logistical aspects of the company’s production and development slate. He joins ...
July 18, 2017

California-based prodco Lighthearted Entertainment has appointed Paul Taylor as senior vice president of production.

Taylor (pictured, above) will oversee all financial and logistical aspects of the company’s production and development slate.

He joins the company after serving as VP of production for 51 Minds Entertainment where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations and production of the company’s slate including Below Deck, Steve Austen’s Broken Skull Ranch and Redneck Island.

Prior to that, Taylor was VP of production at High Noon Entertainment, working on series for assorted networks including VH1, HGTV, History Channel, Food Network, TruTV, and WE tv.

Mark Neal

Mark Neal

Lighthearted has also expanded its development team, elevating Mark Neal to VP of development. Neal joined the company in 2014 as development producer and has most recently been the director of current programming. Previously, he contributed to such programs as MTV’s Are You the One?, VH1′s Dating Naked and Twinning and Last Squad Standing for Oxygen.

Jillian Rosen

Jillian Rosen

Furthermore, Jillian Rosen has been appointed as the company’s new director of development. Previously, she spent over a year as the manager of development at Esquire Network. Prior to that, Rosen spent several years at History working on such series as Pawn Stars, Counting Cars and Alone.

 

 

 

 

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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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