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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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