REALSCREEN — January 17, 2019
Los Angeles-based unscripted TV prodco Lighthearted Entertainment has expanded its executive ranks with the appointment of Ashley Shoener and Christiane Gomez to the company’s development team.
Shoener (pictured, left) has stepped into the role of senior director of development, where she will develop new ideas for Lighthearted’s current project slate. She previously served as director of development at Maverick TV USA, where she produced Chrisley Knows Best, and developed and sold series to E!, TLC, HGTV and Snapchat.
Gomez (right) is Lighthearted’s new manager of development after serving as development associate at Pilgrim Media Group. She additionally has experience in unscripted casting, having helped cast hit shows including Billion Dollar Buyer, Shark Tank and Married at First Sight.