Lauren Whitney Joins Spyglass Media Group As Head Of Television

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Spyglass Media Group, the independent content company launched less than two weeks ago by former MGM boss Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment, continues to build its top executive team with another key hire.

Miramax’s Lauren Whitney will be joining Spyglass as President of Television, effective April 1. Charged with overseeing television development & production, for broadcast, cable and Ott services and mining the company’s IP and library titles, Whitney will report to Spyglass CEO Chairman and CEO Barber.

Whitney comes to Spyglass after a year-long stint as President of Television for Miramax. There, she oversaw TV development, the company’s 2018 Fox drama pilot, Gone Baby Gone, as well as series Spy City, produced by Odeon and Seven Stories for Germany’s Zdf.

Miramax will be hiring a replacement for Whitney; I have heard that it may be a combined position covering both TV and film.

Prior to Miramax, Whitney was
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