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Discovery hires intn’l director of development

Discovery’s international arm has hired Charlotte Reid as its first director of production and development across lifestyle and entertainment programming.

Reid will lead lifestyle and entertainment commissioning in Scandinavia and the Netherlands, as well as serve as executive producer on key returning series for Discovery Networks International.

She will report into Sarah Thornton, VP, head of production & development, lifestyle and entertainment, DNI.

Thornton said: “We worked closely with [Charlotte] at Maverick, and she executive produced the TLC global hit My Naked Secret.  She has a real passion for lifestyle and entertainment content, is brimming with new ideas and will be a great addition to the team.”

Reid joins from Chocolate Media where she was creative director. Prior to that she was an executive producer at Maverick.