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Devon Hammonds hired at Industrial Media to lead East Coast production hub

UTA-backed superindie Industrial Media has appointed A&E exec Devon Hammonds as SVP of development and current programming for the East Coast, to lead the company’s New York and Atlanta production hubs. Hammonds ...
September 12, 2019

UTA-backed superindie Industrial Media has appointed A&E exec Devon Hammonds as SVP of development and current programming for the East Coast, to lead the company’s New York and Atlanta production hubs.

Hammonds (pictured) will be Industrial’s most senior East Coast executive. She will provide day-to-day support for all production companies based at Industrial’s New York and Atlanta production hubs, including Matthew Galkin‘s Fairhaven Films and Christina Douglas‘ Momentum Content.

She will report to Industrial’s CEO Eli Holzman and president Aaron Saidman.

Hammonds previously worked with Holzman and Saidman on the A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath, which is produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC).

She has executive produced more than 30 series during her tenure at A&E, starting in 2012. She most recently held the position of VP of development and programming and was responsible for developing new non-fiction series and overseeing a team of programmers and several non-fiction series.

“Devon has been our trusted colleague in this industry for years and we are thrilled that she will be joining the team leading our East Coast outposts. She is an incredibly talented executive and leader with invaluable creative instincts. We are excited to continue our partnership with her in this new capacity,” said Holzman and Saidman in a joint statement.

“Rarely in this business do you have the good fortune to work with people who have the extraordinary combination of creative vision and business acumen that Eli and Aaron possess,” added Hammonds. “As a network executive, it made them the perfect partners and I’m grateful for the incredible opportunity to learn from the best and to help drive the future success of Industrial Media and all of our brands under their leadership.”

Elsewhere at Industrial, IPC development executive Matt Zien has been promoted to the dual roles of VP of development and creative director for IPC and head of brand development for Industrial, while Patrick Murphy has been upped to manager of development for IPC.

Zien worked with Holzman and Saidman at All3Media America and followed them as part of IPC’s launch team, while Murphy joined IPC in 2016 after the company launched.

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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