Bravo Media made a number of promotions today including Lara Spotts to SVP Development, and LA-based Jenn Levy and Kathleen French to SVP Production. Additionally, David O’Connell, SVP Production Operations, and David Brewer, VP Program Strategy & Acquisitions, have expanded their oversight of Oxygen Media while continuing to supervise Bravo. Based in New York, Spotts will lead Bravo’s scripted and non-scripted developments on both the East and West Coast for pilots, casting reels and original concepts. She reports to Frances Berwick, President of Bravo and Oxygen Media.
Levy spearheads production on some of Bravo’s hit series including Shahs Of Sunset and the Million Dollar Listing franchise while also overseeing the executives in charge of Top Chef, Below Deck and new series Online Dating Rituals Of The American Male. French oversees such series as Southern Charm, the upcoming Ladies To London while also managing the executives in charge of The Real Housewives of Orange County, The People’s Couch, Married To Medicine, Thicker Than Water, Vanderpump Rules, and The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. Both Levy and French report to Shari Levine, SVP Production for Bravo Media.
In his newly expanded role, LA-based O’Connell will report to Jerry Leo, EVP Program Strategy Bravo and Oxygen Media, and Production, Bravo Media. Since joining Bravo in 2004, O’Connell has overseen all production aspects related to such flagship shows as Real Housewives, Top Chef and Million Dollar Listing. NY-based Brewer will oversee all functions of the Bravo and Oxygen Media Program Planning departments including linear/digital program scheduling, movie/series acquisitions, series rollout planning and lead the programming support for sales, marketing and international initiatives. He will continue to report to Leo.