NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Notional, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) reporting to Connected Ventures, has promoted Seth Eisman to Senior Vice President of Production. In this new role, Eisman will oversee production on several international formats to be produced in foreign territories by Notional. Notional's international formats are distributed by Electus. Eisman will continue to liaise with legal and finance divisions, as well as oversee the production of Notional original domestic formats, including Food Network hit series, Chopped. Eisman will report to Connected Ventures CEO, Ricky Van Veen.
Founded in 2009, Notional is a New York-based production company that creates television content, specializing in original, high concept reality formats and game shows. Currently, Notional is focused on four formats—Love Song, Momentum, Unbeatable, and Winsanity—with pilots and series of those formats launching worldwide. Part of the core group who launched Notional, Eisman most recently served as Vice President of Production and Executive-in-Charge. He has supervised all of Notional's productions including 14 seasons of Chopped (Food Network), No Kitchen Required (BBC America), Deathwish Movers (Travel Channel), Ready…Set…Dance! (Yahoo), Master of the Mix (BET) and Rocco's Dinner Party (Bravo).
"I am thrilled that Notional has presented me with this new opportunity," says Eisman. "It has been extremely gratifying to help build a company from the ground level, and I am excited to continue to watch it succeed."
"I have no idea how Seth is able to handle the massive amount of things he does, both on the domestic and foreign sides of the business, but somehow he continues to pull it off," says Van Veen. "This new position is well deserved."
Prior to joining Notional, Eisman was Vice President of Production Operations at City Lights Media, worked as a freelance Line Producer, and a Principal at First Motionless Pictures. He has worked with a variety of networks and brands including: Food Network, Bravo, Discovery, NBC Universal, HGTV, Lifetime, Oxygen, WE TV, DIY Network, Travel Channel, Science Channel, Nuvo, Kohler and Barnes and Noble, among others.
Notional, an operating business of IAC, is an idea engine and production company that was started in 2009 by CollegeHumor creator Ricky Van Veen. Born out of CollegeHumor.com, the company seeks to capitalize on the site's existing attention getting and cost efficient production capabilities and online expertise to become the premiere next generation content entity. Since its inception, Notional has produced more than one hundred episodes of television and currently has seven television series in production. www.notional.com
Jaime Marsanico, Connected Ventures – 212.524.8781 / [email protected]