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Pay cabler Epix is making a move toward adding original scripted series to its mix, tapping former Disney and HBO exec Jocelyn Diaz to oversee development.
Diaz will serve as exec VP of original programming, Epix confirmed Tuesday.
“With Jocelyn on board, we’re going to be able to take this to a new level with original scripted series that resonate with our viewers,” said Epix prexy-ceo Mark Greenberg. “To be successful at originals you must be authentic — and that’s exactly what Jocelyn brings to the table.”
Diaz, formerly veep of production at Walt Disney Studios, said her mandate was to deliver “compelling content and original series that provide a unique and full-spectrum entertainment experience.”
At Disney, Diaz worked in development and production on such live-action features as “Into the Woods” and “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”
Before her stint at Disney, Diaz was »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Epix is moving forward to create new series with Jocelyn Diaz, newly appointed executive vice president for original programming.
The former president of production at Walt Disney Studios will help move Epix forward in producing original content, a new venture for the premium cable network.
The move could create a path for Epix to be a player in streaming sites making waves in awards season. Netflix’s “House of Cards” and Amazon Prime’s transgender series “Transparent” recently won at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Also read: Viacom and Frontier Communications Renew Carriage Agreement, Including Epix
“At Epix, our »
- Alicia Banks
A new year, a new obsession-worthy show. If you’ve like me and caught Big Women: Big Love Episode 1, you’ve already counting down the days until episode 2. It has everything you want in mindless reality TV, beautiful single women (some of them self-loathing) who make questionable choices in their search for love. The only big difference here from other reality shows in TV, is that these women are big. Like much of the population, these women are overweight. But unlike most reality TV (and much of TV in general) this demographic has been largely ignored, or relegated to the … Continue reading →
The post Big Women: Big Love Episode 1 Recap: Curly Fries and Creepy Guys appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Kellie Freeze
The search for true love is a difficult one, but five plus-sized beauties open their loves and hearts as they embark on this very personal journey. Lifetime’s new docuseries, Big Women: Big Love, premiering Jan. 1, shines a light on the lives of plus-size daters and presents an unflinching look into the romantic adventures of five brave singletons. I love dating shows. I simply love watching people fall in love. I am a softie, a romantic, and I root for the lovelorn. Plus-size faces aren’t regularly seen on the TV landscape, so more than watching these women achieve their goals … Continue reading →
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- Kellie Freeze
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