exclusive: Fox Alternative Entertainmentthe studio division of the broadcaster, has a new boss.
former maverick president of the united states john hassling Will run studio; it’s after deadline disclose Allison Wallach, who previously ran the studio, was named Fox’s president of unscripted programming following Rob Wade’s promotion to CEO.
Hesling becomes head and executive vice president of Fox Alternative Entertainment, reporting to Wallach.
Other changes to the unscripted staff include a new role for Spike Van Brysen, who is transitioning from the network to the studio side of the business. Van Briesen, who has executive produced Fox series including Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours From Hell Sperm Donor Series Starring Kristin Davis labor of loveis now the current senior vice president of Fox Alternative Entertainment.
Van Briesen will report to Hesling, as will Leela Pon, SVP of Content, and Staci Sarkin, SVP of Production, in Los Angeles.
haslin ran for four years chrisley knows best Producer Maverick TV USA. He joined the All3Media-backed company in 2017 and oversaw the hit US Network reality series and its multiple spinoffs before the show’s star was jailed.He also composed music for the Netflix cooking show American BBQ Showdown.
Before joining Maverick in 2017, Hesling was Senior Vice President of Programming at Warner Bros. Shed Media and spent 14 years at the BBC in London, New York and Los Angeles.He executive produced series, including NBC’s the first date and gifted boy, TLC long lost family and oxygen criminal confession and brought the classic British car format highest gear to the United States
Fox Alternative Entertainment supports such as masked singer and next level chefco-produced with Fox venture Studio Ramsay Global, and I Can See Your Voice, Crime Scene Kitchen, Alter Ego, Joe Millionaire: Rich or Poor, Master of Dominoes and Name the tune.
The studio is also increasingly producing international projects such as Ireland’s big deal, In progress fame and fortune In the U.S., and third-party programming, including dating matches Love Journey: Paris in Freeform.
“I’m delighted that John is joining FAE and leading the incredible team we’ve assembled,” Wallach said. “His creative vision and extensive experience as a producer and executive working globally will be key to our strategy to establish FAE as a leading provider of innovative series and formats for Fox and third-party platforms around the world.”
Hesling added: “Having the opportunity to work with Allison and the team at Fox has been an incredible opportunity and I can’t wait to get started. FAE has incredible talent and global ambitions, combined with a focus on producing hit shows for the network, It’s a very exciting challenge.”