Platform One hires three for production, business affairs

Platform One Media has hired three new executives for production, business affairs and finance.

Jill Danton (pictured), whose credits include Atypical and Star Trek: Discovery, will now be executive VP of production for the business.

An Emmy Award and Golden Laurel Award-winner, Danton has worked for major studios and networks, including Warner Brothers Television, CBS, ABC, Fox, NBC, VH1, MTV, The Disney Channel, Sony and Netflix.

Meanwhile, Steve Lescroart from Legendary Entertainment will join as head of finance and strategy.

Lescroart previously evaluated growth opportunities for Legendary and led the strategic planning function for its television division through its first six scripted series orders.

Both will be based in Los Angeles and report directly to CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh who launched Platform One in July 2017.

Nick Reder, who is now VP of business and legal affairs, joins Platform One from Behr Abramson Levy, an entertainment law firm. He will report to Neil Strum, executive VP of business and legal affairs.

Prior to Behr Abramson Levy, Reder served as counsel in business and legal affairs at Marvel Studios. While there, he helped manage the launch of Marvel’s production of original content for Netflix, and he negotiated and drafted agreements for DaredevilJessica JonesLuke CageIron Fist and The Defenders.

Meanwhile, Erin Simon has been promoted from coordinator to manager of creative affairs.

“Steve, Jill and Nick bring such a wealth of experience in designing and executing series in this ever-changing global television marketplace. As we continue to grow and curate our slate, I’m pleased to welcome these highly-respected individuals to our expanding team,” said O’Connell Marsh.