Megan Spanjian, the EVP and Head of Scripted TV at The Weinstein Company, has joined UTA as a senior packaging executive in the agency’s television department. She started this week, and in her new role she will work with UTA’s writers, directors, producers and talent to package IP and create content.
At TWC, Spanjian oversaw all aspects of scripted TV and acquisitions, spearheading development of projects including the limited series Waco and the upcoming drama series Yellowstone, both for Paramount Network. She also oversaw development of Guantanamo, the Daniel Voll-created series set up at Showtime with Oliver Stone involved. The latter series remains in development; both the network and Stone have said they would not be involved if the Weinstein Co. is a part of it.
TWC, meanwhile, filed for bankruptcy on Friday amid the fallout from exposés about co-founder Harvey Weinstein that led to his ouster, leaving the future of the company, its 85 full-time employees and its projects in limbo.
Spanjain previously worked in drama development at CBS where she developed and produced more than 34 pilots and 15 series for CBS and the CW including Elementary and Jane the Virgin. She began her career as a TV Lit assistant at ICM.
“Megan has overseen both the development and production aspects of a multitude of successful series,” UTA board member and Head of TV Matt Rice said. “As the television and content landscape continues to shift, we are confident that Megan’s diverse background will be
a tremendous asset to our team.”
Said Spanjain: “After being on the studio side for more than a decade, I’m excited to become part of an agency that I’ve truly admired. UTA is home to many top-tier creators and I look forward to working across the agency to help develop and cultivate great content.”