Ernie Avila


FremantleMedia hooks Hasler to run Original Productions

LA-based unscripted specialist Original Productions (OP) has hired Jeff Hasler to serve as president of the FremantleMedia-owned firm. Hasler will supervise and lead all development, production, business and strategic aspects of the company with the support of Ernie Avila, COO and EVP, business affairs and Sarah Whalen, EVP development and programming, both of whom will […]

Segal exiting CEO post at Fremantle prodco

Philip Segal is to leave FremantleMedia North America-owned Original Productions this spring. Segal will exit his CEO post at the end of his current contract, with Original COO and executive VP of business affairs Ernie Avila and EVP of development and programming Sarah Whalen taking over in the interim. Original sits alongside unscripted prodcos such […]