The premium entertainment network Epix has filled a key executive position in programming. Epix announced that Ben Tappan has been brought aboard as VP for scripted programming.
Tappan joins the company from Landscape Entertainment, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the television department as senior VP of television.
“Reporting directly to Jocelyn Diaz and based in Los Angeles, Benjamin will be working on the development & production of Epix’s current and upcoming slate of scripted content, as well as actively pursuing new projects for development,” the company said in its announcement. “As part of his role, Mr. Tappan will work closely on the production and development of Epix’s first two original series, “Graves” and “Berlin Station,” which head into production this fall.
Said Diaz, EVP of Original Programming: “We’re thrilled to have Ben Tappan join our team as we ramp up our efforts in scripted programming. Ben’s passion and dedication for quality scripted content is exactly the type of talent we look to bring into our company.”
Tappan added: “The opportunity to get in on the ground floor in scripted development for a premium network is a dream come true. From the moment I sat down with Jocelyn and the team at Epix, I was sold on their passion and their vision to expand into creating scripted content that was daring and distinctive. Seeing what they already have achieved in such a short period of time has been inspiring, and I’m honored to be a part of this extraordinary company.”