Litton Entertainment Continues Aggressive Push Into Original and Unscripted Content
Jeffrey Wank Joins Leading Producer of E/I Programming as Vice President of Development
Burbank, CA, June 28, 2021 -- Litton Entertainment, the preeminent producer and distributor of Educational/Informational (E/I) television programming, is escalating its prolific programming reach into original productions, including non-scripted, scripted, short and long form content for all platforms and has hired television development veteran Jeffrey Wank as Vice President, Development to lead the charge, announced Angelica Rosas McDaniel, EVP of Strategy and Development for Litton.
“Building out a diverse, original slate of content across all platforms for an ever-evolving media landscape is a natural evolution for Litton,” said Rosas McDaniel, “and Jeffrey’s instinct, creativity and proven track record make him the ideal person to help us expand our reach to a wide range of audiences while maintaining Litton’s gold standard of programing excellence.”
A division of Hearst Television, Litton Entertainment is the premiere independent producer and distributor of television programming with over 33 series on the air across all major platforms and distributed in 97 countries. Working with top industry talent such as Jeff Corwin (Ocean Treks), Miranda Cosgrove (Mission Unstoppable), Jack Hanna (Into the Wild), Mo Rocca (The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation) and Academy Award winner Geena Davis (Mission Unstoppable), Litton has earned 21 Emmy Awards (and 92 nominations), 124 Parents’ Choice Awards, 424 Telly Awards, and millions of loyal viewers around the globe. Litton’s award-winning content blocks air weekly on CBS (“CBS Dream Team”), ABC (“Litton’s Weekend Adventure”), NBC (“The More You Know”), The CW (“One Magnificent Morning”), and Telemundo (“Mi Telemundo”), in addition to the company’s two dedicated FAST channels Xplore and The Jack Hanna Channel.
Jeffrey Wank has worked as a television development executive for over 15 years, mainly focusing on all genres of alternative and non-scripted television. For the last six years, he served as Vice President and then Senior Vice President of Development for Brian Graden Media, where he developed and produced projects, such as Oxygen’s highly-rated, limited-series The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway, Rated Red’s prank and skateboarding series Gnarkatz, and Spotify’s songwriter documentary Secret Genius: The Series. Throughout his career, he has developed, sold and/or produced projects for network, cable, and digital outlets, including A&E, CNBC, Disney Channel, E!, Freeform, HGTV, Investigation Discovery, MTV, Sportsman Channel, Travel Channel, and WEtv.
Jeffrey began his television career as a TV Packaging Agent at Rebel Entertainment Partners, where he ran an unprecedented development department within the agency walls. There, he helped develop, package, and sell numerous scripted and non-scripted projects, including the long-running The Incredible Dr. Pol (Nat Geo Wild), the award-winning High School Confidential (WEtv), and the Michael Strahan-sitcom Brothers (Fox). Additionally, he has held various development positions at film and television production companies such as American Chainsaws Entertainment, Intuitive Entertainment, Pilgrim Studios, and Room 9 Entertainment, which produced and financed the feature film Thank You for Smoking.
ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including Law&Crime Daily, E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. Litton offers The Daily Splash, an online hub and newsletter featuring Litton’s award-winning programming. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv. Litton is majority-owned by Hearst: http://www.hearst.com.
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