Ryan Seacrest Productions' Izzie Pick Ashcroft to Depart (Exclusive)
The executive vp current programming will depart at the end of the month
Ryan Seacrest Productions' Izzie Pick Ashcroft is moving on.
The former BBC executive is leaving after a little over a year with the company. She has served as executive vp current programming for RSP's unscripted division, and is expected to depart at the end of the month.
"Izzie has expressed a desire to pursue new entrepreneurial opportunities. We are supporting and respecting her ambitions, and wish her nothing but the best as she pursues a new chapter," RSP president Eugene Young said in a statement, adding: "She'll be working with us to ensure a smooth transition.”
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The news comes as Young, who joined in February, looks to put his mark on the company formerly run by founding CEO Adam Sher. In June, Young tapped 51 Minds executive Rabih Gholam to serve as his executive vp unscripted development.
Ashcroft, who had been brought on by Sher, had come from BBC Worldwide Productions L.A., where she oversaw a team that developed and formatted shows, including Bravo's Ladies of London, The CW's Breaking Pointe and ABC's Skating With the Stars. Prior to that, the Brit was showrunner on Dancing With the Stars and was part of the original team behind Strictly Come Dancing.
RSP, which was founded in 2006, has produced a diverse slate, including E!'s expansive Kardashian franchise, along with E!'s Married to Jonas, Bravo's Shahs of Sunset and NBC's upcoming scripted series Shades of Blue, starring Jennifer Lopez.