Scott Brothers Entertainment makes series of personnel moves

Appointments at the Toronto-based prodco include Jillian Brand as senior VP of development, overseeing non-scripted projects.

jillian-brandToronto-based Scott Brothers Entertainment has announced a series of personnel moves.

The prodco hired Jillian Brand (pictured right) as its senior VP of development. EVP Josie Crimi also appointed a new executive producing team, naming Bree Tiffin as current programming executive and Jane Van Deuren as current production executive.

In her new role, Brand will oversee development of non-scripted projects. Previously, she developed scripted and unscripted programming for platforms like the Food Network, HGTV, Facebook Watch, MTV, Lifetime, Discovery and Freeform.

Tiffin is an Emmy-nominated senior media executive and innovative content producer with more than 20 years of experience in factual entertainment and unscripted genres.

Prior to SBE, Tiffin served as VP of content for Crooked Horse, a division of Boat Rocker Media, where she worked to create, develop and executive produce original series like Late Nite Eats, Vintage Tech Hunters and History in the Making. She’s served as showrunner on SBE productions in the past, including Property Brothers: Forever Home.

In Van Deuren’s new role, she’ll oversee series like The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich, Making It Home and The Nate and Jeremiah Home Project. She has previously worked at the Food Network and on HGTV series like Sarah’s House, For Rent and Income Property. She first joined Scott Brothers Entertainment in 2016, working as executive producer on several of its series.

Crimi commented that Brand has been brought on to lead a development team committed to focusing on thoughtful and inspiring content that’s inclusive and rooted in good storytelling. She added that Tiffin and Van Deuren are proven leaders and part of the company’s growth, which it has experienced throughout the past two years.

Photo courtesy of Scott Brothers Entertainment

This story originally appeared in Realscreen