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FremantleMedia North America Taps CMT Alum Jayson Dinsmore


FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has hired TV industry veteran Jayson Dinsmore as president of alternative programming and development.

In his new position, Dinsmore will be responsible for driving FMNA’s domestic and global development strategy within the unscripted genre. He is expected to cultivate continuous growth in order to maintain the company’s position as a leading provider of unscripted entertainment. He will source, develop, pitch and produce original programming.

Most recently, Dinsmore was executive VP of production and development for CMT. Earlier in his career, he worked at NBC Entertainment for more than ten years, as senior VP and VP of alternative programming and development.

Jennifer Mullin, the CEO of FremantleMedia North America, commented: “Jayson is one of the most well-respected and admired executives within the television industry. He is innovative, creative and brings an enormous amount of experience in both development and production. He shares our ambition at FMNA and I am delighted to have him lead our unscripted team.”

“I’m extremely thrilled to be joining the FremantleMedia family and look forward to working alongside such wonderful and talented people, at a company that has such a rich legacy with many of the most successful franchises in TV history,” added Dinsmore.

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