Los Angeles – March 15, 2017 – Entertainment One (eOne) today announced the appointment of Julia Silverton to the role of Senior Vice President, Development, Alternative Programming, eOne Television. The announcement was made by Tara Long, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, eOne Television.
Based in Los Angeles, Silverton will lead all development efforts for the quickly growing Alternative Programming team in the US whose long string of successful shows include The Hollywood Puppet Sh!t Show (working title) from executive producer Wilmer Valderrama, recently announced for Fuse; Growing Up Hip Hop and Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta, the docu-series following the next generation of hip-hop royalty for WE tv; Mary Mary for WE tv; Streets of Compton for A&E; David Spade’s comedy prank show Fameless for truTV; Nellyville for BET, The Manns for TV One; and Race to Escape for Discovery Science. Silverton comes to eOne with more than twenty years of experience creating marquee reality television franchises and brings her extensive expertise to oversee development of the world-class alternative television slate for the independent studio. Silverton will work closely with Mark Herwick, Senior Vice President, Current, Alternative Programming, eOne Television and recently promoted Benjamin Megargel, Vice President, Development, eOne Television.  
“Julia has a proven track record of identifying, developing and launching bold and original series,” said Tara Long, EVP, Alternative Programming, eOne Television. “Julia’s background and talent as a showrunner and development executive will be an invaluable asset as we continue to grow eOne’s alternative programming slate.”
In her previous role as Vice President of Development at CMT, Julia oversaw the production of scripted and unscripted series for CMT. She successfully ushered in a line-up of hit series including Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, one of CMT’s most successful series of all time and winner of the 2016 DGA Award for Best Reality Show. She launched the scripted department by overseeing CMT’s first 30-minute comedy, followed by Sun Records, a period drama about the iconic record label. Before joining CMT, Julia was a show runner for more than 10 years. She began her career in the United Kingdom, eventually producing one of the country’s first docu-series, Motorway, in 1997. Since returning to the States, she has interviewed four U.S. Presidents, directed multiple music videos and produced hundreds of hours of television for some of reality’s most defining series, from The Surreal Life to Intervention.

“It is an exciting time at eOne and I am thrilled to be joining Tara and the team,” said Silverton. “The year ahead is shaping up to be incredibly dynamic and I’m ready to hit the ground running as we take our slate to the next level.” 

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

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