MRC Live & Alternative Names Stephen Hill and Rob Bagshaw as Exec VPs

MRC Live & Alternative — the division previously identified as Dick Clark Prods. — has tapped Stephen Hill and Rob Bagshaw to serve as govt vp of inventive. The execs will report back to president Adam Stotsky, who introduced the appointments on Thursday.

Hill will oversee inventive on all of MRC’s present tentpole reveals, which embrace the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and “Streamy Awards.” He’ll additionally deal with a choose variety of tasks at present in improvement. Next up, the “Billboard Music Awards” will air dwell throughout the continental U.S. on NBC Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

As for Bagshaw, he’ll deal with inventive for brand spanking new franchises, as effectively as serving to to determine codecs and shepherd tasks by all phases from improvement by manufacturing. That consists of the potential expansions of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” which MRC produces with Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment. After a two-year COVID-related hiatus, “SYTYCD” returns for Season 17 on Wednesday, May 18 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

“Stephen and Rob are immensely proficient inventive executives whose hirings sign our continued drive to innovate and broaden our providing,” stated Stotsky in an announcement. “Stephen has made an imprint on our present roster of reveals and has finished an incredible job infusing them with memorable popular culture moments and Rob brings an experience throughout a wide range of codecs that shall be an integral half in our enlargement in various.”

Hill beforehand served as a inventive advisor for MRC Live & Alternative, becoming a member of in April 2021 and engaged on the 2021 “Billboard Music Awards,” the 2021 “American Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2022 with Ryan Seacrest,” the “Streamy Awards,” and the latest “Academy of Country Music Awards,” which included a first-ever transfer to streaming, through Amazon’s Prime Video.

Hill’s resume consists of serving as president of programming at BET Networks, the place he spent practically 20 years engaged on occasions together with “BET Awards,” “BET Hip Hop Awards,” “Black Girls Rock!” and “BET Honors.” He additionally oversaw applications together with “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “The New Edition Story” and “106 & Park.” His different credit embrace MTV, WILD-AM Boston, and ABC Radio Networks, the place he served as govt producer for the “Tom Joyner Morning Show.”

Bagshaw most lately served as govt VP for ViacomCBS’ youngsters & household group, dealing with codecs, specials and occasions together with “Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards,” “The Spongebob Musical Live On Stage!,” “Time Kid of the Year,” “The Substitute,” “America’s Most Musical Family,” “Top Elf,” “Paw Patrol Live,” a number of JoJo Siwa specials and the NFL’s first family-centric Wild Card Game. Prior to that, he was East Coast head of Bunim-Murray Prods. and additionally woked with The Tinopolis Group’s Mentorn and Entertainment Executive for Australia’s Channel Nine and BBC Worldwide. Formats he has performed a task in embrace “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?,” “Top Chef Masters,” “Project Runway All Stars,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Paradise Hotel,” “Castaway” and “The Big Breakfast.”

Variety mother or father firm PMC is a associate with MRC within the P-MRC enterprise that owns Billboard, Vibe and the Hollywood Reporter.

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