Hot Snakes Media Names New VP of Unscripted


Hot Snakes Media has appointed Valerie Idehen, formerly director of development for Propagate Content, as its new VP of unscripted.

Idehen will oversee all shows currently in production, be responsible for vetting and managing series producers and crews and ensure creative quality control for all projects.

Throughout her career, Idehen has served as an executive producer, multi-camera director, development executive and content creator. She has delivered shows to a wide range of networks and platforms, including Lifetime, VH1, WE tv, E!, TLC, Oxygen, SoulPancake, YouTube and So Yummy. She originally began her career as a department assistant at Comedy Central in advertising and marketing before transitioning into production development at MTV.

In her new role with Hot Snakes, she will report directly to Naimah Holmes, president.

“Hot Snakes Media is building a team that is nimble, bold and innovative,” Holmes said. “As our industry changes beneath our feet, Val brings the dynamism, business savvy and creative mindset that will help keep us a step ahead.”

“Val leads with a rare and powerful combination of business acumen and creative intelligence,” said Eric Evangelista, founder of  Hot Snakes Media. “A passionate visionary with the operational skill set to execute, Val bridges concept to reality and helps bring important untold stories to the world.”

Idehen added, “Hot Snakes is known for delivering programming that always brings something different to the table and pushes the boundaries of the status quo. Eric and Shannon have built an absolute powerhouse in Hot Snakes Media and chosen an inspiring leader in Naimah. Each of them are game-changing producers. I’m thrilled that they’ve entrusted me with this role and invited me into their creative haven.”