Citing a spike in demand for content, particularly non-fiction projects, RadicalMedia is expanding its executive ranks.
To that end, the prodco behind such docs as Joe Berlinger‘s Crude and Liz Garbus‘s What Happened, Miss Simone?, and television projects including Oprah’s Master Class for OWN, has hired former Colbert Report executive producer Meredith Bennett as executive in charge of operations of its media & entertainment division.
Bennett (pictured, left) will be responsible for overseeing production and post-production operations for all of the studio’s media and entertainment content, such as film, television, documentary, branded content and short form digital programming. She reports to the company’s entertainment president Justin Wilkes.
Bennett’s career has so far led her to two Peabody Awards, two Emmys and eight Producers Guild of America Awards. She served as executive producer on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at the show’s debut in 2015, and served as co-executive producer on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report through the entirety of its run from 2005 to 2014.
The company has also hired former entertainment PR executive at HBO and IFC Erik Batt (pictured, right) as head of communications.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Meredith and Erik join the Radical family at this particularly energetic and creative time of expansion for us,” said Jon Kamen, chair & CEO, RadicalMedia, in a statement. “We created these positions due to meteoric growth in our Media & Entertainment division, which is thriving with the rapid increase in demand for content, particularly for the premium non-fiction projects for which we are known.”