Stephen Hill

BET programming chiefs exiting

Stephen Hill and Zola Mashariki are stepping down as programming chiefs at Viacom’s BET Networks. The pair are being replace in the interim by Connie Orlando, who will serve as head of programming until a full-time replacement is found. Hill is leaving his post as president of programming, a post he took up in December […]

BET greenlights New Edition biopic mini

Viacom’s US cable channel BET has ordered a miniseries based in the story of 1980s pop group New Edition. Band members members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant have all signed on as coproducers for the show, which will run as a three-night miniseries on BET and debut next year. […]

BET poaches Fox Searchlight’s Mashariki

BET Networks has poached Fox Searchlight programmer Zola Mashariki to work with programming president Stephen Hill. Mashariki will be executive VP and head of original programming at the Viacom cable channel overseeing scripted and unscripted programming and development and casting. She will report to Hill, who was promoted to president of programming last year after […]

BET creates programming president role for Hill

African-American-skewed cable channel BET has appointed Stephen Hill to a new role as president, programming. Hill is currently the Viacom Media Networks-owned net’s president, music programming and specials, where he has been responsible for shows such as the BET Awards, Black Girls Rock and Celebration of Gospel. He was also part of the team that […]