EXCLUSIVE: Tasha Brown has been named VP of Development and Production for Chelsea Handler’s Borderline Amazing Prods. Brown was most recently VP of comedy development at Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment where she helped develop the company’s first hit series, freshman Fox comedy New Girl. At Borderline, Brown will work with Handler, her partner Tom Brunelle, and co-executive producer Brad Wollack in overseeing the company’s slate. Borderline is expected to ramp up its development under Handler’s rich new overall deal with E!, which includes a first-look pact for her company with NBC Universal. Borderline currently produces Chelsea Lately and After Lately for E!, and Are You There, Chelsea? for NBC.
Previously a writer on FOX’s Grounded for Life and ABC’s Married to the Kellys, Brown segued to the executive ranks as director of development at BBC Worldwide Prods. “Tasha has a writer’s mind and an executive’s know how,” Handler said. “Plus, she’s a smart, British woman, so she marginally makes up for all of the idiots I already have on staff,” Handler said.