Wheelhouse Taps Jane Latman to Lead New Crime Label


Wheelhouse has tapped veteran executive and producer Jane Latman as president of Twist, its new crime and investigation production label.

Prior to this, Latman spent 20 years at Warner Bros. Discovery and was on the founding team of its true-crime cable network Investigation Discovery (ID), where she spent a dozen years and led creative development.

During her tenure at Warner Bros. Discovery, she also served as president of HGTV and Food Network. Prior to that, she held tandem roles as general manager of Travel Channel and executive VP of development and research for Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel.

Her time at the company began at what was then known as Discovery Times Channel, a joint venture between The New York Times and Discovery, and she was tapped to help transition it to Investigation Discovery.

Latman and Twist will be based in New York. Both will work closely across Wheelhouse’s team of creatives and producers in Los Angeles, Connecticut and London.

The new content venture is Wheelhouse’s first major move since announcing a minority investment from Alignment Growth, with Alignment partner Jeff Bewkes joining the Wheelhouse board.

“Jane has created a huge volume of programming throughout her career and has seen and executed as much as anyone in both the crime and the lifestyle space, and built incredible relationships along the way,” said Brent Montgomery, CEO of Wheelhouse. “In addition to her running and growing Twist, I’m excited to tap her deep experience in different content spaces as she collaborates with our broader creative team and across our Wheelhouse companies and labels. This approach has helped deliver a unique one-two punch for our partners.”

Latman commented, “In my next chapter, I wanted to focus on what I’ve been most passionate about and the most successful with, and getting back to my roots in true crime has me charged up. At Twist, we will look at everything from premium, single-story docs and limited series to high-volume shows and ripped-from-the-headlines, quick-turn opportunities. Wheelhouse is building out an Avenger-style team of creatives who I’m already engaged with daily.”