Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia‘s Seven Bucks Productions has brought in former senior Sony TV comedy executive Scott Landsman as Head of Television.
Meanwhile, Verve’s Melissa Fried has come on board as VP of Film Development & Production. Prior to joining Seven Bucks, Landsman served as SVP of Comedy Development for Sony Pictures Television, overseeing such series as The Afterparty for Apple TV+, Twisted Metal for Peacock, Woke for Hulu, the animated Good Times for Netflix, ABC’s syndicated hit The Goldbergs, and Live in Front of a Studio Audience, the Emmy-winning live specials executive produced by Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel.
He left Sony in the December executive shakeup and joined Seven Bucks a few months later, succeeding Kevin Hill who had left and is now Head of TV for Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort.
Earlier in his career, Landsman was VP of Original Programming and Development at Comedy Central. He serves on the Communication Arts Board for his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin–Madison.Read more on deadline.com