Juma Entertainment has appointed a Warm Springs Productions executive to lead the bicoastal television studio’s development team.
Lisa Mao boards Juma as VP of development and will work closely alongside Bob Horowitz, CEO, Peter DeVita, COO, and Lewis Fenton, EVP/head of production, to grow the company’s development teams in New York, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles.
Mao will be based in Washington, DC.
Most recently, Mao served as an executive producer in development at Warm Springs Productions. Over a five-year tenure at the Washington, DC-based prodco, her credits included HGTV’s Beach Hunters, Montana Home and Mountain Life, DIY’s Building Off the Grid, Reelz’s Deadly Shootouts and Travel Channel’s Seven Water Wonders.
Prior to Warm Springs, Mao was an executive producer at Travel Channel where her projects included Man V. Food Nation and Bert the Conqueror, and was also was instrumental in developing Hotel Impossible. Mao also held posts at Hoff Productions and September Films.
“Lisa’s extensive background in production, content creation and sales is exactly the profile I was looking for to head our growing development team,” said Horowitz in a statement. “She has a proven track record as a leader, which is critical as we expand our business.”