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AMPLE adds Alex Weresow, ups Darren Kane

AMPLE Entertainment, the Los Angeles production studio set up by Ari Mark and Phil Lott, has hired Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath showrunner Alex Weresow and elevated Darren Kane to EVP of production. Weresow ...
October 17, 2018

AMPLE Entertainment, the Los Angeles production studio set up by Ari Mark and Phil Lott, has hired Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath showrunner Alex Weresow and elevated Darren Kane to EVP of production.

Weresow (pictured, left) joins the Cold Case Files producer as SVP of current, responsible for executive producing the company’s slate of series and specials. In addition, he will oversee AMPLE’s production portfolio that includes close to 50 hours of programming for 2018/2019, including Facebook’s pregnancy docuseries 9 Months with Courteney Cox, Investigation Discovery’s Murder in the Heartland and History’s recently announced Yamashita’s Gold, among others.

Most recently, Weresow served as executive producer and showrunner for A&E’s Emmy Award-winning Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

Weresow’s additional production credits include Oxygen’s The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway, ABC’s Wife Swap and CBS’ Undercover Boss, among dozens more for such networks and cable outlets as ABC, CBS, A&E, Discovery, Lifetime, National Geographic and Sundance.

Kane (right), who previously was AMPLE’s executive in charge, will be tasked with oversight for all television production, business affairs and strategic planning in his expanded role.

He will additionally be responsible for all aspects of AMPLE’s business development and growing the company’s production and post-production studio.

Prior to joining AMPLE in 2016, Kane served as executive-in-charge of production at ITV Studios, where he oversaw such series as ABC’s The Revolution and The Mole; Bravo’s Top Design; and Travel Channel’s 1000 Places to See Before You Die. He began his career at Viacom’s youth-focused network MTV.

Both Weresow and Kane will report directly into co-presidents and co-founders Mark and Lott. The pair will be based out of AMPLE’s Culver City office.

“As we continue to expand rapidly, we are dedicated to growing our creative team with the best and most innovative talent in unscripted that fit the AMPLE brand. And that’s who Alex is – a veteran producer and showrunner who has built a reputation as a fearless storyteller that can craft premium level content,” said Mark and Lott in a joint statement. “Darren has been an instrumental part in growing AMPLE into a fully independent production studio with full production, post, and online capabilities. Thanks to Darren we get to stick to our vision and put the creative first.”

The announcement follows a wave of recent news from AMPLE, who most recently penned overall deals with Gold Rush producer and director Ed Gorsuch, and acclaimed British producer John Henshaw; and sophomore season renewals for Discovery’s Cooper’s Treasure and Investigation Discovery’s Murder in the Heartland, as well as 9 Months with Courteney Cox for Facebook.

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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