Shout! Factory Productions Names Whitham Development Director13 Jun, 2016 By: John Latchem
Shout! Factory has appointed Jeremy Whitham to the newly created role of development director, reporting to Shout! Factory co-founder and president Garson Foos. Whitham will spearhead premium content development for television and digital entertainment services to help grow Shout’s new series and movie production businesses. He will work closely with Shout! Factory founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and VP of acquisitions and film development Jordan Fields.
“I am delighted to welcome Jeremy Whitham on board. He holds a significant track record in production development for scripted series, unscripted shows and original specials. He brings a great deal of experience, forward-thinking creativity and leadership,” said Garson Foos. “We want to keep the momentum going given the success we’re having producing new 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' episodes. Jeremy will develop new programming that emanates from our deep pop culture passion, and what we like to think is good taste for interesting, compelling content. We look forward to Jeremy playing a big role in this important growth area for the company.”
Jeremy Whitham is a veteran executive and producer with more than 15 years of experience, most recently as VP of development at Smart Dog Media. Previously, Whitham spent more than six years at BBC Worldwide Productions as a key executive for BBC’s first LA-based development team.