Steven Kent serves as senior executive vice president, programming, Sony Pictures Television. Most recently Kent served as senior executive vice president, international productions, for Sony Pictures Television, where he oversaw the worldwide development and production of original local language productions, as well as scripted and unscripted formats. Kent joined the company in 1996 as vice president, production for then Columbia TriStar Television, working on series such as Dawson’s Creek and Early Edition. During this time, Kent was also instrumental in the formation of the company’s domestic Spanish-language production division, overseeing the development and production of shows for the Telemundo network. Kent also has line produced/production managed made-for-television movies, pilots and series. Before joining Sony Pictures Television, Kent spent nine years as supervising producer for the popular soap opera Santa Barbara, garnering three Emmy Awards for his work.
Hayma “Screech” Washington’s career spans the industry almost 30 years, working as an executive producer, director, producer and associate producer. Earlier in his career, Washington was the associate producer for Don Ohlmeyer Communications Company. His credits include the 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The Comedy Store’s 15th Reunion and several of Disney’s 4th of July Spectacular television specials. Washington was also part of the team that produced the first four years of the MTV Video Music Awards, and was honored with four MTV Merit Awards. As a freelancer, he worked on the First Annual ESPYs for ESPN. His first directing venture on The Yamaha Sound Check earned him an award from Yamaha. Washington then moved on to a 10-year stint at the Walt Disney Studios and held the position of vice president of Buena Vista Domestic and International Productions, overseeing physical production and foreign format operations. More recently, Washington served as executive producer of the CBS television show The Amazing Race. His 13 seasons garnered him seven consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. In addition, he has received seven Producers Guild Award nominations and one win, in 2004.