Entertainment One (eOne) has tapped Christine Diakos as VP of unscripted television development in Canada.
Diakos, previously senior VP of production and development at Big Coat Media, will be responsible for the development, creation and pitching of non-scripted content, with a focus on lifestyle, reality and competition series.
At Big Coat Media, Diakos served as a supervising producer on series such as Love It or List It (HGTV), Love It or List It Vancouver (HGTV) and Jillian and Justin (W Network). She has also served in a variety of senior production and development roles at Shaw Media and Peacock Alley Entertainment, working on content such as A Users Guide to Cheating Death (VisionTV) and Hockey Wives (W Network), among others.
Working alongside Diakos is Scott Boyd, who has been promoted to VP of unscripted development and will oversee factual, true-crime and docuseries content. He joined eOne in 2017 as a development producer following the company’s acquisition of Paperny Entertainment and quickly progressed to director of development. He has steered projects such as Make it to the Moon (Discovery) and Arctic Vets (CBC).
Prior to joining eOne, Boyd worked as a producer and director across multiple unscripted genres and on several hit series such as Dragons’ Den (CBC), The Big Decision (CBC) and Undercover Boss Canada (W Network).
Diakos and Boyd will both report to Jocelyn Hamilton, president of television in Canada.
“I’m thrilled that Christine is joining us as we continue to build out our unscripted slate,” Hamilton said. “Her depth of experience in the lifestyle space will be a perfect complement to Scott’s expertise in factual. It’s an exciting time for our unscripted business, and I couldn’t be happier with the team that we’ve assembled.”