Pivot promotes Belisa Balaban

The Participant Media-owned cable network has promoted Belisa Balaban (pictured) to executive vice president of original programming.
April 22, 2014

Participant Media-owned cable network Pivot has promoted Belisa Balaban (pictured) to executive vice president of original programming.

Balaban will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles office and report to network president Evan Shapiro. She previously oversaw alternative programming, including the Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s series HitRECord On TV and the Davis Guggenheim-directed documentary Teach.

Her previous credits include The Swell Life, a 10-episode series about a family raising a child with autism, and the MTV and Logo special It Gets Better, which was inspired by an anti-bullying project for LGBT youth.

She is also the cofounder of production company Snackaholic. Prior to that, she developed pilots and series for Actual Reality Pictures, including Freshman Diaries, Military Diaries and Thin.

Last week, Pivot set air dates for unscripted series Human Resources and Welcome To Fairfax and revealed five titles on its development slate as part of its 2014/15 upfront presentation in New York City.

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