The revolving door at Ryan Seacrest Prods. continues with a slew of comings and goings in the past year. The latest development is the exit of CEO Adam Sher, who had been with the company since 2008. According to sources close to the company, Sher he will retain his equity stake. In the past year, the company, which is yet to score a major hit beyond the Keeping Up With The Kardashians franchise, also parted ways with Fernando J. Hernandez, EVP Development and Production, who took a job at Universal TV, and SVP Development and Current Unscripted Programming Heather Schuster. On the coming side, RSP brought in veteran scripted executive Nina Wass and Jason Sarlanis as SVP Unscripted Development, with Izzie Pick Ashcroft set to join early next year when RSP is expected to name a new president.
On the heels of Ryan Seacrest Prods. signing a wide-ranging new deal with NBCUniversal, the company has hired its first in-house PR executive, 42West EVP Kelly Mullens Brown who handled Ryan Seacrest’s company at the entertainment PR agency. Mullens Brown is joining Ryan Seacrest Prods. in a bigger role — she will serve as EVP of External Relations effective July 9. She will oversee communications, philanthropy and community relations and will be involved in marketing, sponsorship, strategy, and new business development, reporting to Seacrest and working closely with CEO Adam Sher and CFO Jeff Refold.