Scout Productions Names New VP of Development


Scout Productions has tapped David Marker, an industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in entertainment, as its new VP of development.

Marker joined the team in 2021 and has developed and sold series such as The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning with Amy Poehler, Living for the Dead with Kristen Stewart, OMG Fashun with Julia Fox and an original comedy series starring Charlie Puth.

Prior to joining Scout, Marker produced and wrote on non-scripted television, streaming, live and digital productions for over a decade. He started his career at The Ellen DeGeneres Show and went on to produce series for ABC, Travel Channel, BET and H2.He also has experience in branded content.

“David Marker’s ascent to this pivotal role is a testament to his exceptional writing talent, boundless creativity and unwavering commitment to growth,” said Renata Lombardo, senior VP of development and current non-scripted programming, to whom Marker will now report. “Throughout his tenure with us, Marker has continually demonstrated his ability to craft compelling narratives and push the boundaries of storytelling. His keen eye for emerging trends and his passion for innovation make him the ideal leader to drive our development initiatives forward.”

Marker added, “Throughout my career, I have been passionate about transforming and innovating the unscripted format, and I’m excited to be able to do so now on a larger scale. I look forward to continuing to contribute to Scout’s success in the ever-evolving landscape of entertainment and media.”