HOLLYWOOD, CA (August 19, 2019) Paramount Television announced today that Brian Segna has been hired as Senior Vice President of Development for the division, along with Kate Gill and Nicole Harjo, both of whom are joining the team as Vice Presidents of Development. All three will report to Jenna Santoianni, Executive Vice President and Head of Development for Paramount Television.
Says Santoianni, "I am thrilled by the addition of these three incredible executives to our stable. Their innovative taste and copious experience will be pivotal in developing our already-robust slate as Paramount Television continues to scale rapidly. I can't wait to see what projects and new talent they bring to our diverse offerings."
Segna joins the team from Universal Cable Productions, where he served as Vice President of Scripted Television Development. While there, he worked on a number of series and pilots including, "Nightflyers" for Syfy/Netflix, "Pearson" for USA Network, "Channel Zero" for Syfy, and two series in the works for Hulu based on the George R.R. Martin book "Wild Cards," among others. Prior to that he was Vice President of Scripted Television Development for ITV Studios America, where he was part of the initial team to launch a U.S.-based scripted division of ITV Studios.
Harjo was previously Vice President of Television at The Kennedy/Marshall Company. At Kennedy/Marshall Harjo was a Producer on Netflix's first original Polish series, "1983." Prior to The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Harjo was Creative Executive at Stars Road Entertainment where she worked on the Emmy®-nominated Netflix series "House of Cards." Additionally, Harjo previously worked in Current Programming at CBS where she oversaw the "CSI:" franchise, "How I Met Your Mother" and "Two And A Half Men."
Gill joins Paramount Television from YouTube Originals where she was a Scripted Development and Current executive. She worked on numerous comedies and dramas for the YouTube Premium platform, including Jordan Peele and Charlie Sander's series "Weird City," the Kirsten Dunst starrer "On Becoming a God in Central Florida," and "Liza on Demand." She previously held executive positions at Jamie Tarses' FanFare and Jash.