Love & Hip Hop creator Mona Scott-Young (pictured) has expanded the executive team at her New York-based Monami Productions.
The new hires, who have already taken up their new posts, include seasoned television executives Havva Eisenbaum, who serves as head of unscripted programming; Lamar Chase as VP of development and scripted; and Michael Lang as SVP of programming and production.
The trio of executives will report into Monami Productions CEO Scott-Young and are based out of the company’s newly expanded Beverly Hills offices.
Eisenbaum joins Monami from Amsterdam-based distributor-producer Off The Fence where she held the position of VP of development. There, she led the company’s U.S. television department and executive produced its slate of American TV projects. Eisenbaum also spent eight years at PB&J Television, where she produced and/or developed non-fiction series and specials for networks including The CW, NBC, LOGO, HGTV and Showtime.
Meanwhile, Chase joins the production company from cable network TV One where he recently served as an executive producer. He executive produced or co-executive produced several of the network’s shows and franchises, including Unsung, R&B Divas, Hollywood Divas, Rickey Smiley For Real and Fatal Attraction. Lamar also helped develop and produce more than a dozen of TV One’s original films.
Wrapping up the new hires is Lang, who over the past four seasons, has been executive producing and show-running VH1′s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. Lang’s additional credits include executive producing and showrunning on Buckwild, Generation Cryo, Slednecks and Leave It to Stevie.
“The development and delivery of dynamic characters, compelling storytelling and entertaining content will always be staples of the projects we produce,” said Scott-Young in a statement. “Our expansion into full physical production, helmed by our team of stellar executives, will now allow us to seamlessly and fully deliver on that from concept to execution.”
The Monami Productions team also includes senior television and marketing executive Stephanie R. Gayle, who serves as SVP of talent and current and as an EP on all series instalments of VH1′s Love & Hip Hop franchise since its inception. Meanwhile, general manager Linda Carrasquillo oversees all aspect of Monami Productions’ parent company, Monami Entertainment. Both Gayle and Carrasquillo are based in New York.
This past October, Scott-Young inked an overall deal with Lionsgate for Monami Productions to develop and produce unscripted content for Lionsgate’s alternative television business, as well as develop projects for Lionsgate’s scripted, digital, and other initiatives.
Monami Productions has a range of projects in the development pipeline, as well as three unscripted series with Mob Wives alum Jennifer Graziano, and more to be announced shortly.