Chris Linn promoted at MTV

He takes post as executive vp of production

NEW YORK -- MTV president of programming Tony DiSanto has promoted Chris Linn to the post of executive vp of MTV Production. He will continue to report directly to DiSanto and be based in New York.

Linn, most recently senior vp of production, series development and animation, will directly support DiSanto in the strategic management and execution of production, as well as development of content. He will continue to head the development and production of original TV movies.

Linn and his team will continue to support the creative development and physical production of pilots and series originating from the East and West Coasts, including production planning, supervision, budgeting and negotiation of production talent deals.

"Chris has an amazingly eclectic skill set and talent to bridge both the creative and logistics of content creation across a wide array of formats," said DiSanto.

Linn has most recently supervised production on such series as "The Hills," "16 & Pregnant" and "Jersey Shore." In 2009, he took on the additional responsibility of overseeing the development and production of TV movies for MTV.