London-based Love Productions, the producer behind The Great British Bake Off, has tapped former Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) executives Joe LaBracio and Al Edgington as co-presidents of the studio’s U.S. operations.
LaBracio (pictured, left) joins Love after a six-year run as the executive vice president of non-fiction television and documentaries at Condé Nast. Series created under LaBracio’s leadership include: Last Chance U (Netflix); Fastest Car (Netflix); Cricket Fever (Netflix); Most Expensivest (Viceland); Vanity Fair Confidential (Investigation Discovery); The Fashion Fund (Amazon); Geeks Who Drink (Syfy); and feature documentaries The Last Animals and Hello Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea (Netflix).
Before CNE, he served as co-head of the alternative television department at United Talent Agency (UTA). Prior to that he was an agent at Creative Arts Agency (CAA), and before that he was an executive at CBS overseeing development and production of unscripted series including The Amazing Race, Survivor, Big Brother, Rock Star and Star Search.
“It hardly needs saying but to have Joe LaBracio join Love as a co-president is a dream come true. Joe is one of the best television executives around and has vast experience on all sides of the industry,” Love Productions CEO Richard McKerrow said in a statement.
Edington (right), meanwhile, has created and produced shows for major U.S. and UK networks, including Netflix, Amazon, CBS, Fox, NBC, ABC, BBC, Channel 4, Sky, Discovery and History.
In 2016, Edgington joined LaBracio at CNE to help build the production business. While there, he produced a number of projects for Netflix, including Fastest Car, Hello Privilege. It’s Me Chelsea, and Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians.
Elsewhere, Glenn Stickley has also joined Love Productions USA as executive vice president of production.
Todd Frangella has also been upped to vice president of production, finance and operations along with Nichole T. Roberts, who has been upped to vice president of development.