ITV America’s Sirens Media has tapped veteran unscripted creator, producer and network executive Mioshi Hill, formerly VP of non-fiction programming at Lifetime, to helm the outfit as president.
Former Sirens president Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh is departing to pursue a new independent venture after five years with the Los Angeles- and New York-based production label. Hill (pictured) assumes her new role at the top of February.
The incoming president will lead the pop culture- and lifestyle-focused company behind such unscripted series as Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Snapchat’s Nikita Unfiltered and the platform’s upcoming Honestly Loren, TBS’s Lost Resort and an upcoming comedic docuseries for Netflix.
Hill joined Lifetime in 2016. As VP of non-fiction programming, she developed and oversaw the network’s unscripted slate, shepherding projects in genres spanning true crime, relationship-based social experiments, character-driven docusoaps and stunt series.
Her credits include the upcoming dating project Swipe Swap (executive produced by Sarah Jessica Parker and produced by ITV America); Little Women: LA; Finding Justice; Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight; Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid; Vivica’s Black Magic, starring Vivica A. Fox; and the upcoming true crime movie and companion series Cellmate Secrets.
Hill also recently worked with the Lifetime Originals team on multiple scripted movies slated for 2021.
Prior to Lifetime, Hill spent more than a decade in independent production. She served as SVP of development and creative affairs at Los Angeles-based Hud:sun Media, overseeing cross-platform creative, production and business development, and executive producing projects including E!’s House of DVF and The Fabulist; Oxygen’s Living Different and I’m Having Their Baby; Bravo’s Pregnant in Heels; and OWN’s The Doc Club with Rosie O’Donnell.
She also was integral in building Hud:sun’s digital slate, including the launch of CondéNast Entertainment’s digital channels across its Glamour, GQ and Teen Vogue brands.
Before Hud:sun, Hill was on the development team at High Noon Entertainment (now an ITV America company), working across its slate of lifestyle programming – including TLC’s Cake Boss, among other series – developing concepts, and researching and casting new projects.
Hill said in a statement: “As our industry continues to experience this content renaissance and explosion, with fresh voices surfacing across all platforms, ITV America continues to be a leader in story innovation and premier production… With the ITV team behind us, Sirens is poised for continued success and a new wave of provocative, genre-busting and immensely entertaining content that leaves an impression.”
“We’ve had the privilege of working with Mioshi as a network partner at Lifetime and were continually impressed with her creative instincts and skilled leadership as an executive,” added ITV America CEO David George. “For us, this also feels like a wonderful homecoming with someone whose career began at High Noon; it’s been incredibly impressive to watch Mioshi build on her successes in independent production with an outstanding tenure at Lifetime. We’re extremely proud of the Sirens brand built by Jessica and the team over the years, and look forward to the label’s next chapter with Mioshi at the helm.”