Reality producer A. Smith & Co. Productions has appointed former USA Network executive Sara Cohen as the VP of development.
In her new role, Cohen will be directly responsible for developing genre-spanning content across both the A. Smith & Co. Entertainment and Dox divisions and managing all aspects of the development process from creation to finish. Cohen hails from SYFY/USA Network, where she spent three years as the director of alternative development and programming. She has also worked at MTV Networks.
In addition, Kysha Mounia was promoted to the role of director of development. She will continue as supervising producer on the six-time NAACP Award-winning music documentary series Unsung. Mounia will also continue to create new formats and series for the A. Smith & Co. Dox division. She joined A. Smith & Co. in 2007 as a production supervisor working on TV One’s Unsung.
Both Cohen and Mounia will report to Rupert Dobson, the senior VP of development.
Toby Gorman, the president of A. Smith & Co. Entertainment, said, “Sara’s depth of experience will be instrumental in creating even more of the award-winning unscripted content we are known for. She will be a dynamic addition to our all-star team. Furthermore, Kysha’s professionalism and creativity have been a tremendous asset to our development team over the years, and we’re pleased to recognize her tireless work by expanding her roles across more of our content slate.”