Entertainment One Television has tapped TV industry vet Pancho Mansfield as President of Global Scripted Programming. Based in eOne’s L.A. office, Mansfield is charged with overseeing the studio’s original scripted slate and leading scripted efforts worldwide.
He will work closely with eOne Television leadership to manage development and production efforts across eOne’s territories, including: U.S. Scripted Development led by Gerard Bocaccio; and Global Production, led by Carrie Stein. Mansfield will also work closely with the company’s international sales teams.
“Pancho is a true renaissance man of scripted television. Having been a buyer, a broadcaster and a producer, Pancho’s wide-ranging experience and relationships with the creative and broadcast communities in the U.S. will certainly take our original scripted activities to the next level. With teams on the ground in key English-language hubs and beyond, we are well-positioned to deliver more compelling content to U.S. and worldwide audiences,” said John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television. “As we continue to shape the creative voice of eOne Television in today’s dynamic marketplace, we’re fortunate that Pancho will be leading our scripted efforts globally through what is sure to be a transformational period for our TV group.”
Before joining eOne, Mansfield was executive producing A&E Networks’ upcoming series Damien as well as USA Network’s Queen Of The South. He also served as SVP of Programming at Fox TV Studios for seven years where he oversaw original scripted series including Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (FX), Maron (IFC), Sirens (USA Network), The Glades (A&E), and Lights Out (FX). Prior to Fox, Mansfield served as EVP and Head of Original Programming at Spike TV overseeing shows such as The Kill Point, Blade: The Series, and Pros vs. Joes; and SVP at Showtime Networks where he developed shows including Queer as Folk, Stargate: SG-1, Armistead Maupin’s More Tales Of The City, and Hiroshima, among others.