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Matador, the production company best known for Spike breakout Lip Sync Battle, is elevating four executives. The company is bolstering creative and production efforts with new positions for Leah Culton Gonzalez, Jack Turner, Sam Brown and Jerry Carita.
“Though we certainly had high hopes for the success of Matador, we did not anticipate such steady, rapid growth and we would not have been able to withstand that level of expansion without Jack, Leah, Jerry, and Sam,” said Matador co-founder Jay Peterson. “They have been an indispensable part of our team since the beginning and we could not be more proud of what they’ve accomplished over the last few years.”
Only four years old, the company (also founded by Todd Lubin) is responsible for Lip Sync Battle, Viceland upcoming scripted foray What Would Diplo Do? and HBO’s Banksy Does New York.
Gonzales will now serve as executive vp production, while Turner rises to the role of senior vp scripted and documentary content. Brown has been named vp development, with Carita now vp current series development and production. All four have been with the company since its inception.
“Leah, Jack, Sam, and Jerry have proven to have exceptional taste and an unparalleled work ethic with track records that reflect their knowledge and creativity,” added Lubin. “These four are amazing team players who have helped us build Matador. It’s our pleasure to call them friends, and our good fortune to call them colleagues.”
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