Logo Development Exec Brent Zacky Exits (Exclusive)


Logo is making a change at the top of its original programming division.

Senior vp original programming and development Brent Zacky has opted to exit his post, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Pamela Post, vp original programming, will expand her duties with the company and take on Zacky's responsibilities.

"After being an important part of the Logo team, Brent Zacky has decided to move on to his next role. We’re grateful for all his hard work and wish him the best on his future endeavors," Logo said in a statement.

STORY: Lisa Sherman Resigns as Logo GM

The news comes five months after Logo GM and executive vp Lisa Sherman resigned from her post at the network she helped to launch with Brian Graden. Logo at the time was the first-ever ad-supported channel specifically catering to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. She was named GM in 2008 and had been running the Viacom-owned Logo's day-to-day operations ever since.

Following Sherman's departure, Viacom Media Networks president Van Toffler noted that Logo would become more fully aligned with MTV, with MTV president Stephen Friedman overseeing both brands.

Zacky joined Logo in August 2011 and was charged with overseeing all aspects of original programming and managing the LGBT-themed network's bicoastal development team, reporting to Sherman. During his stint, he signed Cher to a development deal for scripted programming as well as unscripted fare including the daily live sex and advice show That Sex Show at Logo. Before that, Zacky was an executive at TLC where he developed fare including Cake Boss, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and All-American Muslim. He leaves Logo in a good place, with the second quarter on track to be its highest-rated quarter in history.

Post joined Logo in 2005, rising through the ranks from director to senior director of original programming to vp original programming. She has been an integral part of Logo's development team and serves as an executive producer on Logo's top-rated program, RuPaul's Drag Race, Untucked as well as Bad Sex and Felt. She also helped develop Logo's first scripted series, Noah's Arc, as well as Sordid Lives. Before joining Logo, Post was a partner at Dexterity Pictures, a film and television production company. She also was vp development and production at Team Todd, which produced the Austin Powers movies, Memento, Idle Hands and If These Walls Could Talk 2.

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