David George (pictured), longtime exec producer and head of programming for New York-based Leftfield Pictures, has been promoted to president of the company, realscreen can reveal.
In the role, he will oversee all development, programming and production for the company, and also having creative involvement with Leftfield Entertainment subsidiaries Loud TV and Outpost Entertainment.
George, who joined the company in 2010, will continue to report to Leftfield Entertainment CEO Brent Montgomery. At Leftfield Pictures, George has exec produced such series as History’s Pawn Stars and Bravo’s Blood, Sweat & Heels.
Both George and Montgomery will appear as speakers at the upcoming Realscreen West conference and market in Santa Monica this week, taking place June 4 and 5 at the Loews Beach Hotel.
“The best way I’ve found at Leftfield to create hit shows and forge a strong business is by building a stellar team,” said Montgomery.
“David George is a masterful producer whose talents extend from the creative to the commercial – there’s no one I’d rather have next to me in the trenches. This promotion is so well deserved and I am confident that David will successfully shepherd Leftfield Pictures through its next exciting chapter, as we’re just getting started.”
George added: “Not only have I been allowed to take risks in developing and producing great shows, I’ve gotten to work with and learn from some of the best producers and executives in our business.
“We will continue to deliver great work for our partners and push the bar creatively across all genres, whether reality, live programming or even scripted. As the market evolves, so will Leftfield.”
Prior to Leftfield, George served as a senior exec at MTV, exec producing the long-running Total Request Live for the bulk of its 10-year run, and also working on such series as Pranked and Parental Control. He also exec produced various live events for the network, including the finales of The Hills and Making the Band.
Leftfield Entertainment is comprised of Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media and the joint ventures Loud TV and Outpost Entertainment. ITV Studios recently purchased an 80% stake in the company for US$360 million.