ITV America-owned prodco DiGa has elevated Tommy Coriale (pictured) from VP of production to company GM.
The new role will see Coriale acquire increased oversight of the business development and growth of the New York-based studio. He will report to DiGa CEO Tony DiSanto.
Under Coriale’s leadership, the firm has managed to expand and streamline its operations and facilities with the development of an in-house post-production studio. Additionally, Coriale has been responsible for managing the development and production processes, which has included the launch of four series in April.
His executive producer credits at DiGa include MTV’s Say it in Song and Bugging Out.
Prior to joining the shop in September 2014, Coriale served as executive in charge at Eastern, where he oversaw the production of the Love & Hip Hop franchise. He has also held the title of executive in charge at Shed Media Group, charged with managing the production of VH1′s Basketball Wives franchise, Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York City and Bethenny Ever After, as well as ABC’s Supernanny.
“[Coriale's] strategic thinking, leadership and vision keeps us focused on moving our business objectives forward, from centralizing all of our production and post-production under one roof, to setting us up for continued creative diversification and expansion across genres and mediums,” said DiSanto in a statement.
Elsewhere, the New York shop teamed with author Neil Strauss to release an as-yet untitled biography on the writer that adapts Strauss’ “unique storytelling style to television” by blending archive footage, interviews and scripted scenes to unfold in a visually immersive way.
Other unscripted projects slated for development include Jay Sankey: Historical Deception, a format featuring illusionist Jay Sankey in which he breaks down a historic trick and then, through a team of experts, determines whether the deception would work with a modern day reboot; and a currently untitled project featuring digital star Traci Stumpf.