Veteran TV executive and producer and writer J.J. Jamieson has been named head of production for South Shore Television, the U.S. joint venture of Grupo Televisa and Lionsgate. He will report to Televisa USA Chief Creative Officer Michael Garcia and Lionsgate EVP Television Chris Selak, who just re-upped her contract. Jamieson will focus on South Shore’s English-language drama, comedy, limited and alternative series projects and oversee the TV side of all overall talent production deals that include pacts with George Lopez’s Travieso Prods., Zoe Saldana’s Cinestar Prods. and Wilmer Valderrama’s WV Enterprises. South Shore’s first series, a co-production with ABC Family, is drama series Chasing Life (pictured), based on a popular Televisa format, which premieres June 10.
Most recently, Jamieson oversaw television for Bob Cooper’s Landscape Entertainment. He also ran the TV departments at Last Straw Prod., the Warner Bros.-based shingle he founded with actor-producer Anthony LaPaglia, and at Cary Brokaw’s Avenue Pictures. Under his own banner, Triple J Media, Jamieson has produced reality shows, TV movies and set up scripted series projects. He began his career at NBC.