New Hires, Promotions at 51 Minds


NORTH HOLLYWOOD: Endemol Shine-owned production company 51 Minds Entertainment has made a number of new hires and promotions within its senior team, including Chris Kinsella being named senior VP and Jessica Bofshever as VP of development.

Kinsella has been with 51 Minds for five years. Kinsella was named VP of development in 2014 and is now moving into the senior VP role. Bofshever formerly served as director of development and now becomes VP.

Additionally, Andrew Jacobson was appointed head of branded entertainment. He is charged with leading 51 Minds into the branded space for the first time in the company’s history.

Tricia Biggio is joining 51 Minds from VH1 as VP of current productions. Biggio had recently served as VH1’s current executive on a number of 51 Minds shows, including T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle, She’s Got Game and Suave Says.

Elyse Adams has been promoted to director of current productions. Adams has been with 51 Minds for nearly two years.

“The past few years have been some of the most successful in the history of 51 Minds Entertainment, with the launch of several hit new series and the development of some of our most ambitious and promising projects to date,” said 51 Minds Entertainment CEO Christian Sarabia. “We have assembled an incredibly diverse and creative team and these moves today are a reflection of the team’s hard work and the bright future we see here at 51 Minds.”