Weinstein Co. Promotes Patrick Reardon to Exec VP for TV
The executive will oversee unscripted TV for TWC, which produces such shows as 'Project Runway.'
Patrick Reardon has been promoted to executive vice president of The Weinstein Company’s television department, where he will oversee the unscripted TV division. He had previously served as a senior vp for the company since 2013. His appointment is effective immediately, TWC announced Wednesday.
Among Reardon’s next projects, which he’ll oversee with TWC television vp Barbara Schneeweiss, is a spinoff of Project Runway, titled Project Runway Jr., which will be hosted by Hannah Davis and Project Runway veteran Tim Gunn. Season 14 of Project Runway itself just debuted on Lifetime on Aug. 6.
Reardon is charged with expanding TWC’s growing television business, broadening its reality programming focus from its core fashion brand to include talk, comedy, true crime and game shows. TWC has added five unscripted projects to its slate in the past five months, including two at Viacom’s MTV and Spike networks, as well as one at NBC.
Reardon’s promotion comes as TWC elevates a number of its existing executives to fill posts that have opened in recent months as a number of the company’s top-ranking execs have departed.
Harvey and Bob Weinstein, TWC co-chairmen, said in a statement: "Our pride in the company’s television department continues to grow every day as we look at new opportunities to take part in the great renaissance that TV is experiencing. Patrick is one of the finest talents in the business and we are so proud to have him take on an expanded role in guiding the department to an exciting future."
"In my time at TWC I've had the pleasure to work with some of the best producers and networks in the business and produce some amazing content," Reardon commented. "There's never been a more exciting time to be working in this industry and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to help continue to build the unscripted business here at TWC."