“Love & Hip Hop” Haitian American media mogul and entrepreneur Mona Scott-Young have signed an overall deal with Lionsgate TV to develop and produce unscripted series for Lionsgate’s alternative division via her Monami Productions.
Scott-Young, CEO of multi-media entertainment company Monami Entertainment, is the creator and executive producer of the hit reality television franchise “Love & Hip Hop” for VH1, one of the highest-rated unscripted franchises in cable TV history. She has managed multiple Grammy winner icon Missy Elliott for 20 years and continues to represent her. In addition, Scott-Young was co-owner of the management company Violator which represented artists including Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, and Fantasia.
“We’re thrilled to partner with an incredibly creative and talented producer who is one in a million,” said Jennifer O’Connell, Lionsgate executive VP and head of worldwide alternative programming. “Mona is a talent magnet who has established remarkable relationships in the entertainment industry and created one of TV’s biggest reality franchises. We look forward to collaborating on exciting content for our alternative programming slate and can’t wait to kick off our partnership.”
“I’m delighted to be working with an entrepreneurial Hollywood studio that endorses bold, original content and the artists behind it,” said Scott-Young. “I’m excited to join Kevin [Beggs], Sandra [Stern], Jen and the rest of the Lionsgate team in developing unscripted series that can break barriers and resonate across all audiences.”