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Joe Mancino

VP of development

A Jersey boy at heart, Joe grew up near the shore, close enough for Springsteen to eat at his local diner, but far enough from any fist-pumping. Since a young age, he has been obsessed with pop-culture and sports, if by "sports" you mean strategy competitions like Survivor and Big Brother. Joe feels most at home discussing political philosophy and the latest relationship drama on Vanderpump Rules

Joe found his “perfect match” – without the help of any dating show casting directors - at Ish Entertainment, where he has been able to deepen his passion for content that sits at the intersection of high and low culture. At Ish, he has expanded his reality TV background with a development slate of premium documentaries, POV-driven scripted projects, and innovative hybrid formats. He spends much of the day debating the machinations of world politics, underground fringe culture, and guilty pleasure television - sometimes all within a single conversation. 

Prior to Ish, Joe graduated from Georgetown University and began his career at Sharp Entertainment, where he specialized in creating high-stakes relationship series and addictive "infotainment" formats. As Director of Development, Joe built out multiple spinoffs to TLC'S massive 90 Day Fiancé franchise, developed a similar ticking clock love series in WEtv's hit Love After Lockup, and created irreverent shows in nearly every genre, including Discovery ID’s twisted Pandora’s Box: Unleashing Evil and TruTV’s quirky Hack My Life, among others.