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ITV America appoints Hochman, Carey as in-house production EVPs

ITV America has appointed Jordana Hochman and Jason Carey to lead the company’s in-house production division, ITV Creative. Hochman (pictured, left) has been upped to EVP and head of East Coast programming, while ...
August 29, 2017

ITV America has appointed Jordana Hochman and Jason Carey to lead the company’s in-house production division, ITV Creative.

Hochman (pictured, left) has been upped to EVP and head of East Coast programming, while Carey (right) has been hired as EVP and head of West Coast programming. Both will report to David George, president of ITV America.

ITV Creative handles production on ITV America shows from companies including ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Loud TV, Sirens Media and Outpost Entertainment. Hochman and Carey, respectively, will oversee production of all shows, with East Coast-based programs originating from the company’s New York City offices and West Coast-based content from ITV America’s headquarters in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Hochman transitions to ITV Creative after having played several key roles at Leftfield Entertainment, Loud TV and Leftfield Pictures, which she first joined in 2013 as VP of programming. She was elevated to SVP of programming for Loud TV, where she handled multiple series across the ITVA group, including Leftfield Pictures’ The Book of John Gray for OWN, and ITV Entertainment’s new reboot of Queer Eye for Netflix (with Scout Productions also producing).

Before joining ITVA, Hochman was VP of current series at Oxygen and, prior to that, was director of non-fiction at A&E. She got her start in production at MTV, working on series including Total Request Live, Diary, True Life and Made.

Carey joins ITV America from Red Bull Media House where, as head of original programming for the U.S., he helped launch Red Bull TV and built and managed the original programming, production and development teams in North America.

Prior to Red Bull, Carey was SVP of production at Animal Planet, managing its team of executive producers and overseeing the production slate for the network.

“As ITV America has grown, we’ve looked to the industry’s most talented producers and executives to navigate an increasingly complex landscape that demands robust creativity on the programming side, and innovative solutions for production,” said George, in a statement, regarding the appointments. “Both Jordana and Jason have these qualities in abundance, and we’re thrilled that they are teaming up to serve our buyers and partners on both coasts.”

Elsewhere, Tennessee Edwards joins the company in the new role of executive producer, business development and branded content and Tonko Soljan has been promoted to SVP, business affairs for ITV Creative.

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