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Dick Clark Productions elevates Linda Gierahn, Alexi Mazareas

Dick Clark Productions has shuffled its executive ranks across the company’s production and programming and development departments. Industry veteran Linda Gierahn (pictured, left) has been upped to EVP of production, while creative ...
January 31, 2019

Dick Clark Productions has shuffled its executive ranks across the company’s production and programming and development departments.

Industry veteran Linda Gierahn (pictured, left) has been upped to EVP of production, while creative producer Alexi Mazareas (right) has been promoted to VP of programming and development.

In the new roles, Gierahn will continue reporting into Dick Clark’s Amy Thurlow, COO and CFO, and Mazareas will continue reporting to Mark Bracco, EVP of programming and development.

Elsewhere, Dick Clark has also elevated Kelly Striewski to EVP of communications and marketing.

Gierahn joined the Santa Monica-headquartered production outfit in March 2017 and will continue to oversee production of the company’s development initiatives, as well as all production efforts across its portfolio of specials and live events.

With more than 20 years experience, Gierahn has worked on a variety of events across the industries of music, fashion and sports. Prior to joining Dick Clark, Gierahn oversaw production of VH1′s tentpole events and specials while also working across cable networks MTV, CMT, Logo and more.

Mazareas, meanwhile, will continue to develop programming opportunities for Dick Clark Productions. Additionally, he will continue serving as executive producer of the Streamy Awards, co-executive producer of the NBA Awards, and executive producer of the red carpet live stream for the Golden Globe AwardsAmerican Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.

Mazareas joined Dick Clark in 2008 and has produced a range of programming for the company, including music and holiday specials, sports series, digital content and documentaries.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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