Pair of Exec Appointments at True Entertainment & Original Media


NEW YORK: Two new senior VPs of development have been brought on board True Entertainment and Original Media.

Tony Biancosino has been tapped as senior VP of development, heading up development at Original Media, while Hazel Steward is senior VP of East Coast development at True Entertainment, where she co-heads development for True with Bryan Hale, senior VP for West Coast development.

Both Biancosino and Steward report to Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, co-presidents and CEOs of both True Entertainment and Original Media, as does Hale.

Additionally, longtime True Entertainment executive and producer Jo Honig has inked an overall deal with the company, via her Omelette Bar Productions. Honig was previously the executive VP of development at True. With Omelette Bar, Honig will focus exclusively on creating unscripted comedy and offbeat doc series.

Hersh and Weinstock said: “We have been extremely fortunate to work with some of our industry’s most innovative and talented development executives and producers, whose track records of success have catapulted both True Entertainment and Original Media. Under the creative leadership of Tony, and Hazel and Bryan, we’re confident our companies will continue to provide audiences with compelling, surprising and high-quality content. Concurrently, we’re delighted to see Jo transition into a new role as an independent producer and look forward to working with her on her unique brand of fun and edgy programming.”