By Sahil Patel
Ora.TV, the digital video network formed in 2012 by Carlos Slim and Larry King, has hired Ogilvy Entertainment executive Jamie Schutz as EVP of production and branded entertainment.
Schutz is a veteran of the branded entertainment space. As head of production for Ogilvy Entertainment, Ogilvy & Mather’s branded entertainment division, his clients included DuPont, IBM, Unilever, IKEA, Lenovo, and Philips, as well as the Andy Warhol Museum, for which he directed a documentary film on the life and art of the legendary artist.
Prior to Ogilvy, Schutz was a reality TV producer, with credits ranging from the first two seasons of the CBS hit “Survivor” to TLC’s “Miami Ink.”
At Ora, he will be responsible for production, brand development, and entertainment and will work closely with Stick Figure Productions, the company’s unscripted production arm. His work will span TV and digital.
On the TV side, Ora.TV is behind “Catching Hell” on the Weather Channel and “Real Girl’s Kitchen” with host Haylie Duff for the Cooking Channel.
Digitally, the network is known for “Larry King Now,” an interview series hosted by the legendary broadcaster, and William Shatner’s “Brown Bag Wine Tasting.”