Monday, September 20, 2010
Michael Hirschorn Leaves VH1, Forms Ish Entertainment, Forges Deal With Former Bosses
Michael Hirschorn's days as the executive vice president of original programming for VH1 are over. Today, VH1 announced that Mr. Hirschorn was leaving to form a new entertainment company, called Ish Entertainment, along with Stella Stolper, the senior vice president of celebrity talent development at VH1.
The company will be based in New York and Los Angeles and will focus primarily on non-scripted television.
The broader diaspora of MTV, VH1, CMT, and Logo has formed an exclusive first-look deal with Ish Entertainment for three series, which, according to the announcement, "will provide Ish with development funding and overhead with the aim of bringing Hirschorn's successful development and production talents not only to VH1 but to the entire Music and Logo Group."
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