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Stage 13 Announces Executives Christopher Mack SVP, Scripted Content and Shari Scorca VP of Unscripted Content

July 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stage 13, the award-winning premium digital brand targeting young multicultural audiences, announced its senior creative team with Warner Bros. Television’s Christopher Mack coming on-board full-time as Senior Vice President of Scripted Content and Shari Scorca leading the unscripted creative team as Vice President of Unscripted Content. Both report to Diana Mogollón Stage 13 Senior Vice President and General Manager who announced the moves. Stage 13 is the fearless original premium digital content brand that is a division of Warner Bros. Digital Networks.

“Chris and Shari bring a wealth of impressive skills, custom-made for Stage 13’s digital-native, story-first Gen Z/Millennial brand,” said Diana Mogollón, SVP and GM, Stage 13. “This stellar team has helped mold the brand’s distinct mission and content strategy through their vast expertise in cultivating creators and maintaining a laser focus on the audience we serve.”

Mogollón continued, “Chris is a groundbreaker in his approach to storytelling and narrative and is known for identifying and collaborating with emerging artists while shepherding their projects to life. Shari lives and breathes culture and deftly unearths the great stories and trends that best resonate with young audiences.”

Mack was formerly SVP of Warner Bros. Television Workshop and has been curating and developing scripted content for Stage 13 since 2016 with Mogollón. In his new role at Stage 13, he leads the scripted creative team in developing a broad array of series in multiple genres. Under Mack, the brand has had series premieres at the Sundance Film Festival (2017 and 2018), SXSW Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival, among others. Series that have launched under his oversight include the Emmy-nominated female BFF comedy “I Love Bekka & Lucy,” the teen horror comedy series “Snatchers,” the horror anthology “Two Sentence Horror Stories,” which premiered on Verizon/go90, and the internationally-distributed “La Quinceañera.” He is currently guiding the Stage 13 scripted development slate for 2018/2019.

Scorca has led Stage 13’s unscripted content development and productions since 2016, including the award-winning hip hop music docu-series “Independent,” the beauty and lifestyle series “Lipstick Empire,” the current Netflix cannabis cooking competition series “Cooking on High” and a robust development slate of multiple unscripted formats for 2018/2019. She also adds oversight of the Stage 13 in-house production team to her responsibilities.

Prior to joining Warner Bros., Mack spent seven years writing on various one-hour dramas including “ER,” “The Practice” and “The Twilight Zone.” After graduating from Loyola Law School, Mack got his start in television at NBC Studios as an associate and he quickly rose to become an executive. During his time at the newly created NBC Studios, he oversaw a varied list of shows, including; “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “In The House,” among others.

Scorca recently served as Director of Programming and Executive Producer at mun2/NBCU, the leading lifestyle entertainment network for U.S.-based Latino Millennials. In this role, she executive produced more than 100 hours of unscripted series including docu-reality, live music specials, entertainment specials and branded content for U.S.-based Latino millennial audiences and led the record-breaking, award-winning series “I Love Jenni.” She began her television career at MTV News in New York and later served as Bureau Chief for MTV News in Los Angeles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Journalism from New York University.

ABOUT STAGE 13 Stage13 is a fearless, original digital content brand showcasing a new generation of inspired talent and voices in scripted and unscripted storytelling. The brand’s series are available on the Stage 13 distribution platforms including the brand’s website (stage13.com), Facebook, YouTube and social channels, and on partner platforms including Netflix, Oath and Studio+. Creating dynamic, unapologetic series for a multidimensional audience, Stage 13 is part of the Warner Bros. Digital Networks.

ABOUT WARNER BROS. DIGITAL NETWORKSWarner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) creates, builds, and operates direct-to-consumer digital services, digital premium content, and experiences. The WBDN team is charged with bringing together a diverse portfolio of brands and innovative, exclusive premium content, focused on serving digital-first audiences. Leveraging the studio’s iconic franchises and vast library, WBDN’s portfolio includes DC Universe, DramaFever, and both Boomerang and Filmstruck in partnership with Turner. WBDN also produces and distributes premium digital series through Stage 13 and Machinima and in partnership with LeBron James’ Uninterrupted and Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen Digital Ventures. Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ premium programming and digital offerings put viewers at the center of entertainment, sports, gaming, and pop culture, reaching audiences anywhere, across any platform.

Media Contacts: For Stage 13:Hanna Bolte, Bolte Media310-497-5586 Hanna.Bolte@wbconsultant.com

For WBDN: Heather Gore, Spark PR415-321-1885 heather.gore@sparkpr.com

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