Time Studios rejigs leadership as co-heads Mike Beck & Alexa Conway depart

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Time Studios, the production arm of New York-based magazine Time, has rejigged its team following the exit of interim co-heads Mike Beck and Alexa Conway.

Taking on expanded roles are Loren Hammonds, who has been named as the sole head of documentary, due to former co-head Ali Johnes moving into a new role as an independent producer for the studio. Hammonds has worked on titles such as Katrina Babies for HBO Max and Ayenda for MSNBC.

Meanwhile, Jeff Smith is upped from exec producer to become head of formats and specials, and Rebecca Gitlitz, whose credits include Split Screen and When Truth Isn’t Truth: The Rudy Giuliani Story, has been appointed as director and executive producer.

Michael Erdinger, head of business affairs and operations, who managed business and legal for the company’s productions, is expanding his role to include studio operations and finances.

Sara Krupnick is now head of production, while Maria Perez-Brown remains head of kids & family and Kaveh Veyssi stays as head of scripted film & TV.

The changes were announced in a memo to staff from Time CEO Jessica Sibley, who also revealed that former Time Inc CEO, and CEO of Imagine Entertainment, Rich Battista, had been retained as a strategic advisor to both Time Studios and Sibley.

Furthermore, executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles has been engaged to search for a new CEO for TIME Studios.

“I look forward to continuing to partner with this team to build TIME Studios’ momentum, which will play a crucial part in our progress on our TIME 3.0 journey, and mission of creating storytelling that moves the world,” said Sibley in the memo.

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