Lionsgate Television Group has upped Lee Hollin to head of current programming and hired three more executives to round out his team.
Hollin is responsible for overseeing Lionsgate’s slate of current television series, including the comedy Florida Girls from its partnership with 3 Arts Entertainment; the critically-acclaimed Dear White People; the family saga Ambitions for OWN; and the anthology series Manhunt: Lone Wolf for Spectrum Originals. Hollin also shepherded the first original series for Apple, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet.
Additionally, Hollin and his team will also work closely with the Lionsgate Television Group development team on series such as Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist for NBC, Love Life for HBO Max, and Starz series like Heels, Dangerous Liaisons and Power Book II: Ghost. Hollin is also shepherding the Viola Davis-led First Ladies, which is in fast-track development at Showtime.
Prior to joining Lionsgate as senior VP in 2018, Hollin was VP of current programming at CBS after serving as director of drama development at CBS Studios. During his tenure at CBS, Hollin was responsible for television hits like Madam Secretary, Jane the Virgin and Criminal Minds. Before that, he served as manager of drama development at FOX Broadcasting Company, where he worked on the musical series Glee and Fringe.
“Lee is an invaluable member of our television group and will be an exceptional leader to a team of dedicated professionals, television connoisseurs and fast-rising stars,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. “With our current programming and development teams at full throttle, we are well-positioned to continue to offer more fan-favorite shows and critically-acclaimed hits to audiences. I couldn’t be more proud of our group and the diverse portfolio of shows that we’re putting together.”
Also joining Lionsgate are Erin Conroy as VP and Jade-Addon Hall as director, with Marshall Turner finishing up Hollin’s team as recently promoted manager.
Conroy joins Lionsgate from Cavalry Media, where she served as VP of development and prior to that, she was an agent at WME. Hall was most recently director of original programming at BET after working for the Disney Channel and Generate. Turner began his Lionsgate career as Beggs’ executive assistant, quickly rising to development associate before his current position.