CBS Television Studios is adding two new faces to its drama development team.
Management 360’s Meghan Lyvers and Fox’s Brianna Bennett have joined the studio’s drama unit as senior vp drama development and vp drama development, respectively.
Lyvers comes to CBSTVS from Mangement 360’s TV division, Television 360. There, she oversaw the department’s development and production slate including Avenues of Spies, Heartland Trucking and The Terror, among others. She also developed with many 360 clients including Michael Chiklis, Christina Applegate, Brad Garrett, Taye Diggs, and Marc Forster, among others. Before that, she was vp development and production at Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal‘s Tribeca Productions where for more than 10 years she oversaw a film and TV slate that included About a Boy, Analyze That, Meet the Fockers and CBS’ NYC-22, among others. She helped create the Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Film Institute with De Niro and Rosenthal following the Sept. 11 attacks and remains involved in both organizations.
Bennett arrives at the studio after working as director of drama development at Fox, where she worked on series including Sleepy Hollow, The Following, Gang Related, Almost Human and the upcoming Red Band Society, Empire and Backstrom, the latter of which moved to Fox after being developed at CBS. The gig brings her back to the studio, where she started her development career as an assistant in comedy development before joining The CW as a drama development coordinator. Before that, Bennett worked at BWCS/ICM Partners in the television lit department.
“We are thrilled to have Meghan and Brianna as new additions to our drama team,” CSTV exec vp drama development, broadcast and cable Julie McNamara said. “They are both passionate, talented executives who bring unique perspectives to the table; Meghan having produced film and television in addition to working in talent management, and Brianna having spent most of her career on the network side. We have had an outpouring of congratulations on these ‘great hires’ from the creative community which speaks to the positive relationships they have established. We look forward to their contributions as we continue to grow our slate of dramas in broadcast.”