North American content creation company Our House Media (OHM) has appointed Vibika Bianchi to the position of SVP of current programs and development, among some shuffles within the company’s senior team.
Bianchi (pictured) will manage the strategic growth of OHM’s production and development slates and overall business, alongside Samantha De France, who has been upped to COO, and Tom Adams, who has been promoted to the newly-created position of VP of content.
Bianchi joins OHM with more than 25 years of experience as a producer and broadcast executive. She was previously an executive producer on the development of several indie projects, including in the digital and branded space. She was SVP and EP of unscripted content at Entertainment One (eOne), guiding content strategy for TV, digital, and branded entertainment series, and VP of original programming at Corus Entertainment before that. Her past credits include Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip, Back in Time for Dinner, Property Brothers, Love It or List It, Undercover Boss and the Olympic-adjacent docuseries Tessa & Scott.
Additionally, she is the acting chair of AfterMetoo, a new non-profit organization innovating to address workplace sexual misconduct within the entertainment industry.
De France, meanwhile, oversees all aspects of OHM’s operations as COO, including business affairs, legal, finance and human resources.
Adams is responsible for providing creative guidance and oversight on Canadian-based productions in his new role, as well as contributing to OHM’s development slate.
Elsewhere, OHM president Joe Houlihan has added oversight of the recently-launched OHM UK office to his portfolio.
Bianchi will report to OHM CEO Simon Lloyd, Houlihan and De France. De France will report to Lloyd. Adams will report to Lloyd, Houilhan and Bianchi.
Bianchi’s appointment and the promotions are effective immediately.
“As OHM’s 2019 slate approaches 120 hours, Vibika’s vast production and managerial expertise as well as her discerning taste mesh perfectly with our ever-expanding slate and plans for continued growth in Canada,” said Lloyd and Houlihan in a joint statement. “Vibika has generated heaps of hit programming for Canadian and international audiences.”