LOS ANGELES, CA (February 8, 2017) - Meghan Hooper White has been upped to Senior Vice President, Original Co-Productions and Acquisitions, for Lifetime and LMN, it was announced today by Christian Drobnyk, Senior Vice President, Programming Strategy & Acquisitions to whom Hooper White reports.
Based in New York, Hooper White oversees the development and production of co-production film commissions, international co-productions and all program acquisitions for Lifetime and LMN. She joined the networks in 2011 as Vice President, responsible for overseeing all program acquisitions for Lifetime and LMN. Hooper White oversaw the co-production of the pop culture sensations A Deadly Adoption starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, the remake of cult classic, Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? for its 20th Anniversary from executive producer James Franco, and Lifetime’s highly rated 2016 movie, Girl in the Box.
Additionally, Hooper White brought in films such as Return To Zero which earned Minnie Driver an Emmy nomination, and Critics’ Choice nominated film, Stockholm, Pennsylvania starring Cynthia Nixon, Jason Issacs and Saoirse Ronan.
Hooper White is currently overseeing development and production of Lifetime’s provocative scripted series, Mary Kills People, debuting April 23rd on Lifetime and the supernatural drama pilot, Sea Change.
Prior to joining Lifetime, Hooper was Director, Program Acquisitions and Administration for NBC Universal, where she managed acquisitions and inventory of all films and series for USA Network and its emerging sister networks Cloo and Universal HD. Previously, Hooper was Director of Development at Just Singer Entertainment in Los Angeles. Projects included Disney Channel’s Return to Halloweentown and SOAPnet’s The U and One Minute Soaps.
Hooper began her career at Creative Artists Agency before joining Disney Channel, where she oversaw script coordination throughout all stages of development for such hits as High School Musical and Twitches.
Hooper received a Bachelor’s of Science in Speech, graduating with honors in Communication Studies with a Minor in Psychology, from Northwestern University.
Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. The critically acclaimed UnREAL, Project Runway, Dance Moms, Bring It!, The Rap Game and Little Women franchises anchor the network’s programming, in addition to its over 25 original movies annually that continue to define the TV movie genre. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime’s Fempire positions the network as a curator of feminist content and conversations, as well as a place where women connect, learn and are entertained. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
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