eOne boosts Canadian unscripted team with development duo

Arctic Vets

Hasbro-owned multinational Entertainment One (eOne) has boosted its Canadian unscripted TV team with the appointments of Christine Diakos and Scott Boyd as VPs of development.

In her new position, Diakos might be answerable for the development, creation and pitching of non-scripted content material, with a deal with way of life, actuality and competitors sequence.

Christine Diakos

Diakos joins eOne from Big Coat Media, the place she was SVP of manufacturing and development and served as a supervising producer on sequence together with Love It Or List It for HGTV and Jillian And Justin for W Network.

Prior to that, she held senior manufacturing and development roles at Shaw Media and Peacock Alley Entertainment, engaged on reveals together with A Users Guide To Cheating Death for VisionTV and Hockey Wives for W Network.

Boyd, in the meantime, has been promoted into the position, through which he’ll oversee factual, true crime, and docuseries content material. Boyd joined eOne in 2017 as a development producer, following eOne’s acquisition of Paperny Entertainment.

He was later promoted to director of development, steering such initiatives for eOne as Make It To The Moon for Discovery and Arctic Vets for CBC. Prior to eOne, Boyd labored as a producer and director throughout sequence equivalent to Dragons’ Den and The Big Decision for CBC and Undercover Boss Canada for W Network.

Scott Boyd

Both Diakos and Boyd will report back to Jocelyn Hamilton, president of Canadian TV at eOne with their appointments following the latest information that eOne president and CEO Darren Throop will step down when his contract expires on the finish of the 12 months.

Their new roles additionally comply with a wider unscripted rejig on the firm that noticed Ben Megargel promoted to SVP of development for unscripted TV final month and Valerie Dean upped to senior director of development for unscripted TV.

“I’m thrilled that Christine is becoming a member of us as we proceed to construct out our unscripted slate. Her depth of expertise within the way of life area might be an ideal complement to Scott’s experience in factual,” stated Hamilton. “It’s an thrilling time for our unscripted enterprise and I couldn’t be happier with the team that we’ve assembled.”


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