MTV continues to promote from within following the success of scripted shows such as “Awkward” and “Teen Wolf.”
The network announced Tuesday it was giving Justin Levy (pictured) and Clay Spencer, its co-heads of scripted programming, the titles of senior vice president, scripted series programming.
“Justin and Clay have taken our scripted efforts to a whole new level in just a few short years, from the success of ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘Awkward,’ to the exciting new projects on the horizon,” David Janollari, the network’s head of programming, said in a statement. “They are exceptional executives with a finger on the pulse of what our core young audience is looking for in their entertainment, and who know how to shepherd a showrunner’s creative vision to inspired, and successful, results.”
Both “Teen Wolf” and “Awkward” were recently picked up for third seasons, the network noted in its announcement. Earlier this year, MTV promoted five development executives, including Shannon Fitzgerald, who was given the title of senior vice president for series development.
In addition to working on “Teen Wolf” and “Awkward,” Levy and Spencer will also supervisor the network’s new series, “The Inbetweeners,” “Underemployed,” and “Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous.”
Levy, who has also worked at NBC, joined MTV in 2008 from Film44, where he was a development executive and producer on “Friday Night Lights.” Spencer joined MTV in 2010 from The WB Network, where he served as vice president, drama development.
Anne-Marie McGintee and Dana Gotlieb-Carter also received promotions from managers to directors of development and current, respectively.