Casey Patterson Promoted to EVP at MTV Networks Entertainment Group
Casey Patterson has been promoted to executive vp event production, talent development and studio relations for the MTV Networks Entertainment Group.
Patterson was formerly senior vp at Spike TV and TV Land.
The Entertainment Group is comprised of a multiplatform portfolio of brands featuring Comedy Central, Spike TV and TV Land cable channels and websites, as well as Internet sites Atom.com and GameTrailers.com.
Based in New York, Patterson is responsible for the creation and execution of "brand-defining" event programming and management of celebrity talent at the MTV Networks Entertainment Group, as well as motion picture studio relations for the three networks within the Group. In her expanded role, Patterson has developed and will co-executive produce the Comedy Awards, which honors the best comedy films, actors, television series, stand-up and digital content and will air April 10 across multiple MTV Networks including COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Nick at Nite and VH1.
"Over the last several years, Casey Patterson has overseen the development and launch of some of the most exciting and original events on television," said Doug Herzog, president of the MTV Networks Entertainment Group, to whom she reports. "The vision and passion she brings to these events are unmatched."
The first woman hired at Spike TV, in February 2003, Patterson has been instrumental in launching and developing the network. In addition, Patterson oversees Spike TV’s Video Game Awards, Guys Choice Awards and Scream Awards, which she co-created. For each show, in addition to her network role, Patterson serves as executive producer.
At TV Land, Patterson oversees the production of the TV Land Awards, which pays tribute to classic and contemporary luminaries in television, music and movies, as well as the AFI Life Achievement Award telecast, which will honor Morgan Freeman in June 2011.
In addition, Patterson created Spike TV's national fatherhood outreach campaign, "True Dads."
Prior to Spike TV and TV Land, Patterson, an Emmy-nominated producer, also served as director of talent development at VH1 and was a talent producer for Fox's Billboard Music Awards, NBC's Concert for America and CMT's Flameworthy Awards and a co-creator of the syndicated series The Sharon Osbourne Show.