Atkins Named Executive VP of A. Smith & Co.

May 11, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Reality production house A. Smith & Co., producer of “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Skating With Celebrities,” has named producer Sean Atkins executive VP of the company.

The company also announced it was promoting Mariana Manela to the position of director of development. She will report to Mr. Atkins.

Mr. Atkins will continue to produce for A. Smith in his new position. Previously a senior VP for A. Smith, he is a five-year veteran of the company. He began in the company’s consulting division, overseeing clients such as Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc.

Before joining A. Smith, Mr. Atkins worked for Warner Bros.’ Entertaindom and Disney-ABC.