ITV Studios America has appointed Rob Shaftel as SVP Development (East Coast). Based in ITV Studios America’s New York office, he will develop new programming for the U.S. broadcast and cable markets, reporting to Bruce Robertson, head of development for ITV Studios America. Shaftel was previously VP Development at unscripted production company Leftfield Pictures and worked in program development at Discovery.
Entertainment One Reality has tapped Jeff Hevert as VP Current Programming and Development, Alternative Programming U.S. eOne Reality. Based in the Company’s Los Angeles office and reporting to John Morayniss, CEO of eOne Television, and Tara Long, SVP US Alternative Programming, Hevert will be responsible for developing new series as well as overseeing current programming. He spent the past two years as a development executive on MTV’s West Coast reality team.
Robert Weiss has been named Chief Creative Officer of arts network Ovation. Weiss will be based in the network’s Santa Monica headquarters and will report to Ovation’s CEO, Charles Segars. He will oversee all programming, development, marketing and branding, on-air promotions, production, public relations, acquisitions, program strategy and scheduling, talent relations, digital operations and research. Weiss was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of EQAL and is a former cable executive who worked at VH1, FX and FUSE.