LOS ANGELES — Hecho Studios (www.hechostudios.com) has named Adam Milano head of development, a new title at the company. He makes the move from Live Nation, where he served as SVP of production. There, he most recently produced the Believer documentary with Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds. At Hecho, he will report directly to studio president Briony McCarthy.
“Adam is both radically in tune with culture and a consummate experienced creator and producer,” says McCarthy. “As our first head of development, he’ll focus on developing our upcoming slate of reality, pop culture and music content, and support our newly formed branded content division. The brands we work with are hungry for quality content, so we’re growing fast and Adam will be growing with us. We’re excited.”
Milano will lead the charge in diversifying Hecho’s original entertainment and branded content productions into more scripted, reality and music-based programming in the context of current culture.
“When it comes to making content, timeliness is everything,” says Milano. “Hecho creates outstanding content, in every category, at the speed of culture. This is an incredible group of creative people. I can’t wait to jump in.”
Milano’s previous posts include senior VP film at Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment, where he helped Cowell launch the US division of his global media empire and Syco’s scripted film/television division. He began his career at Sony Pictures Entertainment, working from 2002 to 2012 as vice president of production.