Alison Mo Massey Joins Jessica Rhoades’ Pacesetter Productions As EVP

EXCLUSIVE: Pacesetter Productions, run by Black Mirror and Station Eleven exec producer Jessica Rhoades, is staffing up.

The company has hired Alison Mo Massey, who previously ran Jim Parsons’ production company That’s Wonderful! Prods, which was based at Warner Bros. Television, as EVP.

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She joins a team that includes Bryan Daly, who was recently promoted to director of development.

Rhoades and Pacesetter have a first-look deal at A24

At Parsons’ company, she co-exec produced Fox’s Call Me Kat, starring Mayim Bialik, which ran for three seasons.  In 2021, she produced Spoiler Alert starring Parsons and Ben Aldridge, directed by Michael Showalter, and produced two seasons of Special for Netflix.

Before joining That’s Wonderful, she exec produced documentary Strange Negotiations, which followed Pedro The Lion’s David Bazan that premiered at SXSW in 2019

She began her career at Exhibit A Film, Seth Gordon’s Sony Pictures Television-based production company.

“I have admired Jessica and her work for years,” said Mo Massey.  “Her approach of putting writers and their visions first has yielded some of the best shows on television and I’m thrilled to be part of what she’s building at Pacesetter with A24.  I feel very lucky to be working with some of the industry’s top talent at an iconic studio for one of the best producers in the business.”

“Alison is an incredible addition to the Pacesetter team,” said Rhoades.  “Beyond her experience ranging from development to true, on-the-ground production, her unwavering dedication to supporting writers and the creative process aligns seamlessly with our company’s values and vision.”

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