B17 Entertainment’s in-house production team members apply their years of experience in television and digital programming to create innovative, engaging content.

Our Founders

Brien Meagher

Rhett Bachner

Brien Meagher &
Rhett Bachner

Founders//Executive Producers

B17 Entertainment, a joint venture of Sony Pictures Television’s Nonfiction group, was founded in 2013 by principals and TV veterans Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher as a full-service production company producing breakthrough content in a variety of genres including comedy, kids, reality and game, and focuses on multi-platform programming with millennial and Gen Z appeal. Based in Los Angeles, the company is a key supplier of live, formatted and interactive programming for HBO MAX, TNT/TBS, Roku Originals, Facebook Watch, YouTube, Syfy and Snap to name a few. Rhett and Brien currently serve as Executive Producers on projects that include Chasing the Cure, the live, interactive medical series for TNT/TBS; Craftopia, the kids crafting competition featuring YouTube mega-star LaurDIY for HBO Max and Thanks A Million, the celebrity infused pay-it-forward format in partnership with Jennifer Lopez for Roku Originals.

Prior to B17 Entertainment, Bachner and Meagher served as producers on ABC’s Emmy-Nominated Shark Tank, as well as Executive Producing projects that include The Pitch for AMC, Be the Boss for A&E and Supermarket Superstar for Lifetime. Bachner also served as Executive Producer on The Henry Rollins Show for IFC, Man Caves for DIY and Real Deal for History. Meagher worked as a Development Executive for Mark Burnett Productions, where he was Co-Executive Producer on Shark Tank and also worked on Survivor and The Apprentice.

Our Team

Gregg Moscot

Executive Vice President, Production & Operations

Emily Mayer

Emily Mayer

Executive Vice President, Development

Aliyah Silverstein

Senior Vice President, Current Series

Jackie Hakim

Senior Vice President, Production & Operations

Colin Hargraves

In-House Executive Producer

Ben Waldorf

Vice President, Post-Production & Operations

Ben Stoddard

VP of Development

Mike Tartaglia

Director of Current Series

Ashton Copeland

Director of Development

Sydney Jackson

Director of Development

Kate Slavin

Senior Assistant Editor/Manager, Post-Production

Mallory Marsee

Manager, Production Operations

Hannah Udren

Development Coordinator