EXCLUSIVE: Elyse Klaits has joined John Goldwyn Productions as VP Television, where she will be tasked with identifying, developing and producing projects for the company that recently inked a first-look deal at Lionsgate TV.

On the TV side, John Goldwyn’s production company is behind Discovery Channel’s anthology series Manhunt and its miniseries Harley & The Davidsons, and previously produced Showtime’s Dexter. Its film credits include Baby Mama, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There.

Klaits most recently worked at Michael Bay’s Bay Films, where she worked in development. Before that she was a longtime associate at The Kennedy/Marshall Company and was an assistant to Jane Rosenthal at Tribeca Productions, where as director of production she worked on films including About a Boy and Meet the Parents.

“I am so thrilled to have Elyse at our company,” Goldwyn said. “She has a diverse background, impeccable instincts, and enormous enthusiasm. I have no doubt that she will make a big impact here and I look forward to working with her.”