Scout Productions, the Emmy and Oscar-winning production company behind Netflix’s Queer Eye, has expanded its executive team.
The Los Angeles-based prodco has tapped Joel Chiodi as SVP of strategic development; Sean Perez as VP of production; and Renata Lombardo as VP of talent and development.
Chiodi (pictured, left) first worked with Scout as a key consultant on the Queer Eye reboot. In his expanded role he will cultivate IP and strategic relationships for creating and selling content and development of special projects. Chiodi brings to Scout more than 20 years of industry expertise, including stints as EVP of marketing at Legendary Pictures; and SVP of marketing, promotions and consumer products at Paramount Pictures. Other past titles include VP marketing & promotions at NFL Network and NFL Red Zone, VP of marketing and promotions at GSN, and senior positions at E! Entertainment Television and iFilm.
Perez (pictured, center) joins Scout as VP of production where he will shepherd production for all the company’s projects. Perez has nearly two decades of experience managing production for networks including NBC, Fox, MTV, VH1, Discovery, Pop, Oxygen and Bravo.
Lombardo (pictured, right) joins the team as VP of talent and development where she will develop original programming and spearhead the discovery of talent across all genres and platforms. She will also begin working across Scout’s current slate of development and current programming. Lombardo has experience working on both the production and network side of the business. She served as a producer on Christly Knows Best for USA Network, as well as a producer/consultant on a number of other shows including Kin Community and syndicated talk shows including Pickler & Ben. She has held in-house roles at ABC and OWN and leads her own production company, Flourish Entertainment. She currently has a project in development with Bravo via Scout.
“With the success of Queer Eye, it’s the right time to grow the company,” said David Collins, co-founder at Scout Productions, in a statement. “The addition of Renata, Sean and Joel sets us up for that growth with a group that holds the same values of quality and heart that viewers of our content have come to enjoy.”