Lionsgate TV Promotes Scott Herbst to Head of Scripted Development, Jocelyn Sabo to SVP of TV

Herbst will oversee development of company’s scripted series across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms

Last Updated: August 13, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

Lionsgate Television has promoted exec Scott Herbst to head of scripted development and Jocelyn Sabo to senior vice president of television, Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs said Tuesday.

Herbst will continue to report to Beggs and oversee the development of Lionsgate’s scripted series across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. “He and his team are responsible for identifying and developing premium content for an array of buyers and leveraging the company’s production partnerships, including its 3 Arts Entertainment and Point Grey Pictures relationships, to create projects that can break through the clutter and resonate with global audiences,” according to Lionsgate.

“We’re very proud to promote our star performers Scott and Jocelyn who have helped assemble an incredibly exciting, diverse and robust slate filled with unique and bold high-profile series for partners across the entire television spectrum,” Beggs said. “Their business savvy, unwavering passion for quality television and a keen eye for fresh creative voices and storytelling makes them the perfect team to continue to drive our business into our next era of Lionsgate scripted television.”

Here’s Herbst’s work bio, courtesy of Lionsgate:

Before joining Lionsgate, Herbst served as Vice President of Scripted Programming for NBCU International where he produced series like You, Me and the Apocalypse for NBC/Sky and Glitch for Netflix/The ABC. During his tenure, he oversaw London Spy for BBC/BBC America and developed and sold Hanna to Amazon, which is going into its second season. Prior to NBCU, Herbst was Vice President of Development at Lakeshore Films where he helped build the studio’s television department after having worked on films like The Lincoln Lawyer and Stand Up Guys.

And Sabo’s previous experience, per the company:

One of the Company’s fastest rising stars, Sabo helped shepherd the award-winning hit series Orange is The New Black as well as Chasing Life at Freeform. Prior to Lionsgate, Sabo worked at Showtime Networks.