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Exclusive: Jupiter Entertainment ups Steven McGovern to VP, production

Unscripted television producer Jupiter Entertainment has elevated veteran producer Steven McGovern to vice president of production. In his expanded role, McGovern will manage daily operations, including budgeting and scheduling across all ...
January 30, 2019

Unscripted television producer Jupiter Entertainment has elevated veteran producer Steven McGovern to vice president of production.

In his expanded role, McGovern will manage daily operations, including budgeting and scheduling across all Jupiter projects. He currently oversees a production slate of programs that includes Oxygen’s Snapped and Killer Couples; Investigation Discovery’s Murder Chose Me, Homicide Hunter and Murder Calls; and TV One’s Fatal Attraction.

McGovern will continue to work out of the company’s New York offices and reports directly to Robert Twilley, SVP and GM of Jupiter. Previously, he was the prodco’s director of production.

McGovern has more than 20 years of experience in the television industry, having previously produced and managed production for hundreds of series, specials and pilots, including HGTV franchises House Hunters International and House Hunters Renovation.

Throughout his career, McGovern has held senior posts at Leopard USA, ITV Studios, Studio Lambert, and multiple networks and cable outlets such as ID, Oxygen, ITV, Channel 4 and more.

“Over the past four years, Steve has worked tirelessly to improve every aspect of our production operation,” said Robert Twilley, SVP and GM of Jupiter, in a statement. “His dedication and experience have been immeasurable aids to Jupiter’s growth and success. We are fortunate to have him on our team.”

In the last year, Jupiter has produced 19 series, specials and pilots, and 250-plus hours of programming for nearly a dozen networks, and celebrated its 400th episodeof Oxygen’s long-running crime format Snapped.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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