Blumhouse Television has added five new positions to its production, development and business affairs teams, including bringing on Entertainment One vet Lisa Niedenthal as executive vice president.
Niedenthal will lead the company’s physical production team, which has also added Tevin Adelman as vice president and Alexandra Perez as manager. She will oversee productions across all scripted and non-scripted programming, including “The Purge” series at USA and the Hulu anthology “Into the Dark.”
The company has also added Anne Pedersen as senior vice president of business affairs, Kyle Chalmers as vice president of development and original programming, and promoted Sahar Vahedi to director of development.
“2018 has been an incredible year for us, with series launches on HBO, Facebook Watch, USA Network, Hulu and Netflix and award-winning documentaries at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals, plus docuseries in production at FX, Sundance and Oxygen, so staffing up has been a priority,” said Blumhouse Television co-president Marci Wiseman.
“We have been very fortunate to bring on such outstanding executives to fill critically important roles in production, development and business affairs,” added co-president Jeremy Gold.
Niedenthal most recently served as SVP of production for film, television and digital at Entertainment One, overseeing production on projects including “Sharp Objects,” which Blumhouse Television co-produced; “Ice,” and “A Million Little Pieces.” Niedenthal began her career in film and has combined her freelance producing with more than 12 years as an executive and consultant at Disney, Viacom, Showtime and Entertainment One. She is also producing partner of Emilio Estevez on his directing and writing projects.
Before joining Blumhouse Television, Pedersen worked as a consultant for FremantleMedia North America, dealing with the negotiation and deals for scripted series. She’s also held positions at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, ABC Entertainment and ICM.
Adelman was most recently the VP of production at Dakota Pictures, and Chalmers served as director, original scripted content at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.