Muse USA Taps Lydia Storie As VP Development As Part Of LA Expansion

Looking to grow its U.S. scripted footprint, Muse Entertainment USA (Tut, The Kennedys) is adding two veteran TV execs to its LA development team and promoting a third. Muse has named Lydia Storie as VP Development, Meghan Mathes as Director of Development and upped Scott Clayton to Manager of Development. They are charged with growing Muse Entertainment’s slate of scripted programming, especially serialized drama, large-scale event miniseries and comedy, targeted for the U.S.

Storie was previously Director of Development for Endemol Studios’ scripted pod Additional Dialogue, where she managed a slate of cable projects and specialized in securing book properties. Before that, she helped launch the scripted development division of Charles Corwin’s Original Media.

Mathes moves to Muse from Evolution Entertainment where she was Manager of Development. She set up multiple projects at cable networks under the company’s first-look deal with Lionsgate Television. Before that, Mathes worked on the literary management side of Evolution.

“Great scripted television from conception to pitch to production is our goal and Lydia and Meghan bring Muse the talents to achieve them,” said Michael Prupas, CEO of Muse Entertainment.

“Adding these two dynamic women to Muse Entertainment’s team shows our determination to capitalize on the company’s continued growth,” says Joel Rice, president, Muse Entertainment USA.

The new hires come just ahead of Muse’s latest event limited series Tut starring Ben Kingsley, which premieres July 19-21 on Spike TV. Muse also is currently in development on The Kennedy followup miniseries After Camelot (Reelz), which again would star Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy, as well as Vietnam series, Boys of ’67 for History. Other previous credits include The Pillars Of The Earth (Starz), Being Human (Syfy), and Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Hallmark).

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