Seven months into the job, IFC’s new head of programming, EVP Original Programming and Production Peter Aronson, has assembled his team, promoting Christine Lubrano and bolstering the ranks with three new hires. Lubrano has been upped from VP Current Series to SVP Original Programming, overseeing all development and show creative for scripted series, live events and specials. She is based in the network’s NYC headquarters, reporting to Aronson, who is based in Los Angeles. IFC’s development was previously overseen by VP Dan Pasternack, who left over the summer to head TV for Big Beach Films. He was joined at Big Beach by his lieutenant, IFC’s West Coast development executive director of development Erin Keating, who also exited amid the regime change.
Aronson is starting with a clean slate, bringing in Maura Madden and Jeff Meyerson as VP Original Programming, based in NYC and LA, respectively, and Sachi Ezura as director of original programming, also based in NYC. All three report to Lubrano.
Lubrano has overseen IFC series Portlandia, Maron and The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret. She also serves as the executive producer of the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which has aired on IFC for more than a decade. Madden was most recently senior director of comedy & animation at MTV and prior to that she was director of current series at IFC where she worked on Portlandia, Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang!. Meyerson comes from Fox, where he served as the programming executive in charge of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Ezura previously worked at MTV, serving as a producer of Girl Code.
IFC’s 2015 lineup includes The Spoils Before Dying, starring and executive produced by Will Ferrell and produced by Funny or Die; American Documentary (working title), a docu-parody created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers; the third season of Todd Margaret, written by and starring David Cross; and the first-ever CollegeHumor Comedy Music Awards, a satire of traditional awards shows.