Lighthearted Entertainment Names Andrew Paskoff as Senior VP Production

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Andrew Paskoff

He will oversee all financial aspects of the company's production and development slate.

Lighthearted Entertainment, which produces such shows as VH1's Dating Naked and MTV's Are You the One, has tapped Andrew Paskoff as senior vp production, overseeing all financial aspects of the company's production and development slate.

Paskoff comes to Lighthearted from Sony Pictures Television, where he spent the past six years overseeing pilots, formats and original series including The Amazing Race, The Apprentice, America's Next Top Model, America's Got Talent, Cash Cab and Minute to Win It for their global networks AXN, SET, Canal Sony, Animax and Spin.

Lighthearted's slate includes season three of Are You the One, season two of Dating Naked and Twinning, the latter two of which are currently in production. Paskoff will report to co-executive vps Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler.

Spangler said, "We are excited to have Andrew join the Lighthearted family. His day-to-day oversight of all the financial aspects of our production and development slate will allow us to maintain the high level of quality programming that we are known for. He brings a wealth of knowledge in all facets of production making him a tremendous resource as we continue our company expansion."

Added Paskoff: "I am excited to join Lighthearted Entertainment, working closely with Rob, Jeff and the rest of the talented team, as they continue to grow and produce groundbreaking and successful television."

Paskoff also has held roles at MPH Entertainment and Shapiro/Grodner Productions, working on series for TLC, A&E, USA, MTV, Discovery and History Channels. He also spent several years at MTV before joining Sony.

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