Many senior promotions within the creative department have been confirmed by the US prodco Glass Entertainment Group (GEG), appointing Jon Hirsch as new SVP, Bart Makatche as content and distribution SVP, Ben Fetterman as business growth VP and Andrea Gunning as public relations and podcast growth VP.
All four will continue reporting to CEO Nancy Glass and working alongside him.
Hirsch will continue to oversee GEG’s slate, including Heartland Docs, Nat Geo Wild’s DVM and CNN’s Lincoln docuseries, where he serves as the executive producer and chief.
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Before joining GEG, where he previously served both as VP and EP, he helped launch Lucky 8 TV and became exec producer of the first two seasons of the Behind Bars A&E series: Rookie Years.
Makatche will continue to provide production oversight for nearly a dozen networks across a diverse slate of projects and pilots. He has worked across more than 20 programs since joining GEG in 2005, including Tanked for Animal Planet and the upcoming HGTV Frozen in Time. Prior to that, he served as the programming and production VP.
Fetterman will continue to find and build new growth markets and development strategies. And extend the corporate and industrial customer roster of GEG. Also, Fetterman is “integral” in GEG ‘s rising podcast section. He has developed and co-hosted the Apple podcast Dating Diaries: Quarantine Confessions following the launch of Confronting OJ Simpson, one of the most downloaded podcasts of 2019. Prior to that he worked as a corporate management and accounting officer.
Gunning will continue to lead the department of corporate affairs and supervise overseeing production. She has helped in the production and co-hosting of Dating Diaries. Quarantine Confessions with Fetterman and is also creating new unannounced podcasts in the field of crime and social justice. She was previously a Production Executive.
“This has been a year of unparalleled transformation. I am very proud of the efforts of the GEG management team. Both of whom have been central to both our success through conventional linear television. As well as our exponential penetration into new environments“. CEO Nancy Glass said.