Unscripted

USA Network taps Sebastian as head of unscripted

USA Network has named former Electus exec Jessica Sebastian (pictured) as its head of unscripted programming.
January 9, 2015

USA Network has named former Electus exec Jessica Sebastian (pictured) as its head of unscripted programming.

Reporting to Jackie de Crinis, exec VP of original programming at the U.S. network, Sebastian arrives from Electus, where she served as VP of development. She was the executive producer of Breaking Greenville for TruTV, Style By Jury for TLC, and Southern Justice for Nat Geo. 

The London native, a 14-year television industry veteran, will oversee the USA Network’s unscripted programs in the development and production stages, including Chrisley Knows Best, which recently received a third-season order.

“Her work as a producer, director, showrunner and creative executive brings a multifaceted perspective to our burgeoning efforts,” said de Crinis in a statement.

Sebastian’s résumé also includes work producing comedies, documentaries and live shows for Channel 4 and the BBC in the UK.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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