Tony Testa has been appointed as president of Charlie Ebersol and Mike Lanigan’s Hollywood-based production studio The Company.
In his new role, Testa will manage day-to-day operations across the organization while continuing The Company’s long-standing history of creating, packaging and distributing compelling programming in the unscripted television and documentary formats. Additionally, Testa will continue his work to expand The Company’s new media division with a focus on creating commercials, branded and social content, as well as political ad campaigns.
Testa, the former senior VP of production and business affairs, has been overseeing all aspects of The Company’s production, development and network agreements for the past seven years. He will continue to collaborate with Ebersol.
“Tony has been a key member of the team for many years, playing an important role in driving our company forward,” said Ebersol, co-founder and chairman of The Company. “His keen understanding of the business and dynamic experience in production makes him, no question, the best man for the job.”
“Working alongside Charlie for almost a decade, I’ve admired his dedication to creating meaningful and engaging content with a business-minded approach,” said Testa. “This new opportunity allows me to continue the legacy Charlie and Mike built, but work to expand and diversify the company’s business interests and continue to be an energizing workplace for our incredible team of executives and freelance producers.”