David McKillop


New McKillop prodco pacts with Sky Vision

Former A&E controller and Propagate Content co-founder David McKillop has resurfaced with a production pact with UK distributor Sky Vision and its New York subsidiary, Jupiter Entertainment. McKillop’s new prodco, Europa, will be housed in Jupiter’s Manhattan offices. It will, however, function as an independent producer that aims to produce scripted and factual series. McKillop […]

Discovery development VP joins A&E

Long-time Discovery Communications development exec Amy Savitsky is joining rival A&E Network. Savitsky (pictured) will be senior VP, development and programming at the A+E Networks-owned cable channel. This comes after Elaine Frontain Bryant was named executive VP and head of programming earlier this following the departure of David McKillop and promotion of Rob Sharenow to […]

Discovery development VP joins A&E

Long-time Discovery Communications development exec Amy Savitsky is joining rival A&E Network. Savitsky (pictured) will be senior VP, development and programming at the A+E Networks-owned cable channel. This comes after Elaine Frontain Bryant was named executive VP and head of programming earlier this following the departure of David McKillop and promotion of Rob Sharenow to […]

Bennett upped, Hoogstra exits History

Dirk Hoogstra’s time with History is over, with Jana Bennett taking over the general manager post at the US cable channel. Hoogstra is credited with some of History’s biggest recent hits including scripted miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, but the channel has suffered significant dips over the past two years. Hoogstra becomes the latest high-ranking executive to […]

PactUS formed with ex-Nat Geo chief Lyle

Former National Geographic Channel CEO David Lyle will be the inaugural president of UK indie trade body Pact’s stateside arm. Lyle (left) is currently establishing offices in New York and LA for PactUS, which will seek to give voice to the American indie television production community. He will hire staff to man these bases, and […]

Lifetime sets up digital platform for romantic drama

US cable net Lifetime is launching Fall Into Me, a new digital platform that will feature romantic drama series produced by Howard T. Owens’ fledgling prodco Propagate Content. The initial Fall Into Me (WT) slate comprises eight titles. Each will have eight six-minute episodes that Lifetime said can be ‘discreetly enjoyed on phones and tablets’. […]

Ex-Nat Geo, A+E execs launch Propagate Content

Former National Geographic Channels president Howard T. Owens has launched a production company, which counts A+E Networks as an investor. Owens (left) will be joined at Propagate Content by former A&E channel general manager David McKillop (below, right) with the latter taking on the role of chief creative officer. Owens, who is Propagate’s CEO and […]

New programming chiefs at A&E, History

Elaine Frontain Bryant and Paul Cabana have been promoted to programming chiefs for A&E and History, respectively. This comes as new A&E and Lifetime executive VP and general manager Rob Sharenow beds into his new role. Sharenow made the announcement jointly with History and H2 EVP and GM Dirk Hoogstra. Frontain Bryant will be head […]

McKillop exits A&E as Sharenow takes over

David McKillop has passed control of US cable channel A&E to Lifetime general manager Rob Sharenow, and will leave A+E Networks to become a producer. McKillop (left) has been running A&E as executive VP and GM, and is credited with bringing ratings smash Duck Dynasty through and other series such as Storage Wars. However, the […]

Buccieri leaves ITV Studios for A+E

Paul Buccieri is exiting ITV Studios America in order to become president of the A&E and History networks in the US. He is currently the chairman of ITV Studios US Group and ITV Studios Global Entertainment, but will move to A+E Networks to work under CEO Nancy Dubuc in the new year. He will oversee […]