Ryan O’Dowd and his work
BBC Studios (BBCS) has elevated Ryan O’Dowd, an unscripted executive in Los Angeles, to EVP of entertainment and music.
O’Dowd will create talent-driven ventures, entertainment forms, and unique series ranging from game shows to music shows to lifestyle shows.
He will also collaborate with performers, industry executives, playwrights, and UK creators from BBC Studios and independents to develop formats and original programs for the US market.
O’Dowd was most recently SVP of entertainment development in Los Angeles. He led the US-based unscripted group to develop, sell, and produce multiple US originals and genres.
Ryan O’Dowd and his previous experience
He has worked on NBC’s Weakest Link, ABC’s When Nature Calls With Helen Mirren, Peacock’s Ex-Rated, and Netflix’s Murder Among The Mormons. Before that, he was Ryan Seacrest Productions’ VP of Development.
Valerie Bruce words
“Over the last year, Ryan has been a driving factor in leading the drive for us to achieve record development in unscripted, and I look forward to seeing him having an even larger role in developing our business,” said Valerie Bruce, GM of LA Productions at BBCS.
“All of our rapid progress is a direct reflection of the tremendously brilliant workforce we have in this office,” O’Dowd remarked. “I consider myself lucky to work with so many wonderful network and online partners, as well as such incredible talent both on and off the camera.”
It sure seems like he is the right person for the job and will help the company make much more progress with his expertise. In addition, his work experience will be of much benefit to help him make smart decisions.