Verve has hired the former Manager of TV at Lionsgate as an agent. Melissa Darman focused on comedy development and production while at Lionsgate, working on such series as the 10/90 Anger Management, Saint George and Partners. Before that, Darman was ABC’s comedy development coordinator, with 25-plus pilot credits from 2011-13 including The Goldbergs, Neighbors and Mixology. She started out in the ICM mailroom and went on to be an assistant at the agency and eventually coordinator in the TV lit department. “We are excited to have someone with Melissa’s experience at both a television network and studio bring her talents and perspective to our business,” the Verve partners said in a statement.