Premium cable network Epix has hired Ben Tappan as their new vice president of scripted programming, the network announced Monday.
Tappan was formerly the senior vice president of television at Landscape Entertainment. He will report directly to Epix executive vice president of original programming Jocelyn Diaz and be based in Los Angeles.
Tappan will work on the development and production of Epix’s current and upcoming slate of scripted content, as well as actively pursuing new projects for development.
In his previous role, Tappan oversaw day-to-day operations of the TV department for Landscape Entertainment’s first look series deal with eOne television and limited series deal with Fox for projects including “Diamond in the Sky,” “Raven Rock,” “No Ordinary Time,” and “Life in Shadows.”
As part of his new role, Tappan will work closely on the production and development of Epix’s first two original series, “Graves” and “Berlin Station,” which head into production this fall.
“We’re thrilled to have Ben Tappan join our team as we ramp up our efforts in scripted programming,” Diaz said. “Ben’s passion and dedication for quality scripted content is exactly the type of talent we look to bring into our company.”
“The opportunity to get in on the ground floor in scripted development for a premium network is a dream come true,” Tappan said. “From the moment I sat down with Jocelyn and the team at Epix, I was sold on their passion and their vision to expand into creating scripted content that was daring and distinctive. Seeing what they already have achieved in such a short period of time has been inspiring, and I’m honored to be a part of this extraordinary company.”