Joe Livecchi has been appointed to the newly-created position of Senior Vice President, Development at CMT.He is charged with overseeing multiple network development teams as well as all external and third party productions. Livecchi will be based at the Viacom Media Network headquarters in New York and will report to Jayson Dinsmore, EVP Development and Programming. CMT’s West Coast development team of Claire McCabe, Melanie Moreau and Eliot Goldberg will report to Livecchi.
Livecchi is an Executive Producer and the owner of Majority Rules Media. He recently had a multi-year output deal with global powerhouse ITV Studios where he created and sold multiple original home grown projects to CBS, A&E, History Channel, Travel Channel, VH1, The Food Network and TLC.
In January 2009, Livecchi joined BBC Worldwide as Executive Producer of development and production overseeing TLC’s What Not To Wear and Moving Up. Previously, Livecchi had spent the past five years as an Executive Producer on an overall deal at Endemol USA where he created and produced scripted and non-scripted projects including SoapNet’s Southern Belles, MTV’s Phone Exchange, Lifetime’s Gay, Straight or Taken, the WB’s My New Family, Fox’s The Next Great Champ and the CW’s Nanny Dallas. Livecchi also helped to staff Endemol’s in house think tank.
Source: CMT press release