Ryan Seacrest Productions is steadily growing, and that growth will continue with the company’s new executive hires. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Seacrest Productions has added a new team of programming executives including Nina Wass as Executive Vice President of scripted programming, Joseph Ferraro as Vice president of Development working primarily on unscripted projects and Heather Schuster as Senior Vice President of development.
Ryan Seacrest Production has also forged deals with veteran Original Productions producer-editor Eric Lange and actor-producer brothers Dan and Ben Newmark, who were previously in an overall deal with FremantleMedia, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The company’s sudden growth comes on the heels ofa move in January by Thomas H. Lee (THL) and Bain Capital to make investments driven by Seacrest and his company worth up to $300 million to pursue new projects.
Ryan Seacrest Productions CEO Adam Sher told the Hollywood reporter the following regarding the deal:
“We had an infusion of capital from Clear Channel into the production company, and we’ve set our sights on working with our various partners to seize on some exciting new opportunities in the entertainment landscape,” Sher says. “We’re investing in talent across the company to help us achieve this goal.”
Ryan Seacrest Productions is currently behind the Kardashians franchise and “Married to Jonas” for E!, “Shahs of Sunset” for Bravo, “The Nanny Diaries” for ABC Family and the game show “Draw Something” in development at CBS.