Digital media veteran Max Smith is the new Chief Financial Officer at Jash, the comedy-driven media company run by former Jimmy Kimmel Live producers Daniel Kellison and Douglas DeLuca and digital video producer Mickey Meyer. Jash also said today that TV execs Kate Gill and Max Broude have joined the company as Directors of Series Development.
“I’ve joined Jash based on the collective vision of Daniel, Doug, and Mickey,” said Smith, who has managed the acquisition and integration of more than 40 companies during his career. “They are respectively the best at what they do: creating, distributing and monetizing incredible unique content in the comedy space.”
Gill and Broude will oversee the company’s push into scripted series development aimed at broadcast, cable, SVOD and digital buyers. Gill was Manager of Development at Jamie Tarses’ former Sony-based POD Fanfare, and Broude is coming off a two-year stint as the Manager of Comedy Development at the Hurwitz Company.
“Jash presented us with a unique opportunity to develop and produce series across all linear networks and digital platforms,” the pair said in a joint statement.
Founded in a 2013 partnership with comedians Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim and Reggie Watts, Jash has created digital and linear series picked up by Comedy Central, MTV, Syfy and others.