Former Celebrity Mole PA now oversees production on Survivor, Big Brother
Over the summer, CBS hired that Louis Boyd as vice president for alternative programming (i.e. reality TV) to report to executive vice president for alternative programming Jen Bresnan, who was hired two years ago. In June, Bresnan told The Hollywood Reporter, “As a producer who I’ve worked with, I know firsthand that Louis brings a wealth of valuable experience to the table.”
Among that experience: Boyd worked as a production assistant on Celebrity Mole Hawaii. That’s a pretty impressive and rapid rise, since that was filmed in 2002, and is one of the things revealed in a profile published in his hometown newspaper this past weekend, in which he talks about going to L.A. to become an actor (“I had my struggles. I eventually worked side jobs and did catering and then I got into production,” he said).
The Northwest Indiana Times reports that Boyd’s “first job in the field was as a production assistant for the show ‘Celebrity Mole Hawaii’ on ABC. From there, Boyd said he worked his way up to becoming a coordinator on other shows,” including working as “a coordinating producer for seasons one and two of the Food Network’s ‘Chef vs. City.’” He’s also worked on Style’s How Do I Look, which was nominated for a daytime Emmy. IMDB says he was a supervising producer on Stylista, a senior segmnet producer on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, and an associate producer on The Swan.
Now at CBS, according to the newspaper, “he’s overseeing production of such shows as Survivor, Amazing Race, Undercover Boss and Big Brother.”