Zola Mashariki

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 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 […]