MTV exec joins Universal Cable Prods.


Maira Suro has joined Universal Cable Prods. as senior vp development and current programming.

Also, UCP -- the production arm of NBC Uni's USA Network and Syfy -- has promoted Christina Sanagustin to senior vp development and current programming. Tom Lieber was upped to director of current and development, and Korin Huggins was named current and development manager.

Suro will oversee programming for non-NBC Uni cable networks and ancillary programming related to all UCP series. She succeeds vp Nikki Reed, who recently left UCP to join the Disney Channel.

Suro -- who most recently was senior vp series development West Coast at MTV, shepherding scripted series development -- previously worked with USA on the series "The 4400," which she exec produced. She also has held positions at Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope TV, UPN and CBS.
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