10 February 2017, USA:
Facebook is taking things seriously about the creating own shows, original content. The company has hired former VP of scripted programming MTV Mina Lefevre as the Head of Development.
Mina Lefevre stated in a blog post, “I have always been drawn to the idea of building something and the idea of being part of the team that helps build Facebook’s original content ecosystem…well, that just seems like a dream!”
She added, “I will miss everyone at MTV (old and new) and I hope our paths cross again. I hope we were able to bring some thought provoking, moving, relatable, funny and most of all, entertaining shows. From Faking It, Awkward, Finding Carter, Scream, Teen Wolf, Nicole Byer, Mary + Jane, Sweet/Vicious and Shannara… I have had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented people and can’t wait to continue that at Facebook.”
The hiring of Lefevre was confirmed by Facebook earlier today. The former MTV executive has worked on popular shows like “Teen Wolf,” “Awkward” and “Scream.” She also spent 12 years working for ABC Family working on scripted series such as “Pretty Little Liars,” “Melissa & Joey” and “The Fosters.” (Image- deadline.com)