TLC’s VP of Development joins Studio Ramsay to head up its US office
21 February 2018
Elvia Van Es Oliva has been appointed Executive Vice President / Head of Current Programming for Studio Ramsay. She joins from TLC where she worked as head of the West Coast development team and launched hit series including Outdaughtered, Rattled, Meet the Putmans and the ground breaking four-night event This Is Life Live.
Van Es Oliva will be based at Studio Ramsay’s LA office and will oversee its existing slate as well as working closely with London based Chief Creative Officer Chris Brogden to take the production company’s formats to the US market. She joins Head of Digital and Short Form Content Justin Mandel in the LA office. Van Es Oliva takes up her new role later this month.
Prior to TLC, Van Es Oliva served as Senior Vice President of Development for Fly On The Wall Entertainment where she was responsible for developing and selling formats, social experiments and docu-series including The Big Tip for Food Network and Big Rich Texas for the Style Network.
Previously she was VP of Programming and Development at High Noon Entertainment, West Coast, where she helped develop, sell and oversee shows including TruTV’s Guinness World Record’s Gone Wild and VH1’s Making Mr Right. As a freelance producer and showrunner her credits also include Brat Camp and The Family for ABC, Flipped for MTV and I Wanna Be A Hilton for NBC.
Gordon Ramsay, CEO, Studio Ramsay, said: “We’re thrilled to have Elvia join the team. Her success in the unscripted arena along with her knowledge of the industry overall, her tremendous work ethic and passion, will be pivotal to the company’s growth.”
Chris Brogden, CCO, Studio Ramsay, said: “Elvia’s background in development and programme making are the perfect fit for Studio Ramsay and her expertise in factual entertainment, features and formats will be invaluable. We are really looking forward to her joining the team.”
Elvia Van Es Oliva added: “I look forward to working with Chris and the entire Studio Ramsay team. Needless to say, Gordon Ramsay is a global force in entertainment and I am honored by the opportunity to work with him and build upon what the company has already started here in the US.”
Notes to editors:
Studio Ramsay is a next generation multimedia production company that was founded by Gordon Ramsay in April 2016. It develops and produces both unscripted and scripted television shows, creating new formats and innovative programming. The company is owned by Ramsay and is a joint venture with All3Media. Studio Ramsay works closely with Objective Media Group. The catalogue of programs that Ramsay has worked on historically with All3Media via One Potato Two Potato, together with new original content he’s currently developing, make for a unique and dynamic production and distribution partnership. Studio Ramsay’s first production, The F Word with Gordon Ramsay, premiered live this past summer in the US on FOX. Studio Ramsay’s hit shows in the UK include Gordon on Cocaine, Culinary Genius (syndicated on FOX stations in the US) and Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Great Christmas Roast (all for ITV). Seasons 3 and 4 of Matilda and The Ramsay Bunch, starring Tilly Ramsay for UK children's channel CBBC are also produced by Studio Ramsay. In the US, 24 Hours To Hell & Back will air this summer on FOX.