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MTV Shakeup: Susanne Daniels Out, Mina Lefevre Promoted to EVP, Head of Scripted Development

Lefevre previously served as SVP of Scripted Programming

Programming President Susanne Daniels is leaving MTV after three years, and Mina Lefevre has been promoted to executive vice president and head of Scripted Development at MTV. Lefevre previously served as senior vice president of Scripted Programming at the network.

She will report to MTV President Stephen Friedman alongside Lauren Dolgen, head of Reality Programming and executive vice president of Series Development.

Friedman thanked Daniels for her work in a memo to staff.

“In just under three years here, Susanne has helped guide our Development team to some tremendous wins, from the launch of hits including ‘Finding Carter,’ ‘Faking It,’ ‘Are You the One?,’ ‘Broke A$$ Game Show’ and, most recently, ‘Scream'; to the strengthening of existing franchises like ‘Real World,’ ‘Challenges,’ ‘Ridiculousness’ and ‘Fantasy Factory,'” Friedman said. “She’s been a strong creative talent for the brand, a thoughtful leader for the organization, and a great partner for me. I will personally miss her terrific sense of humor, her warmth and candor, and those wonderful occasions when she accidentally hangs up on a 40-person VC (sorry, Susanne – I had to 🙂 ). We wish her all the best.

“Our Development team has a tremendously strong bench, and Mina Lefevre and Lauren Dolgen will step up and report to me as they continue their excellent work,” he said.

“From ‘Shannara’ to ‘Finding Carter,’ Mina has an incredible talent for developing entirely new worlds, stories, and characters that always feel relatable and real to our fans,” Friedman said in a statement. “As MTV continues to pursue even more ambitious scripted projects, we’re thrilled to have the leadership of a creative, collaborative executive like Mina.”

“MTV is a great place to take risks and create smart, fun projects that tell unique, youthful stories, and I’m excited to take on a greater role as we bring more original series to our audience,” Lefevre said.

Lefevre previously served as vice president of Development and Programming at ABC Family. She originally joined ABC Family’s predecessor, Fox Family Network. She has also held roles at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Flicker Fusion Films, a producer of several independent features and shorts.