As senior vice president of original programming for The Independent Film Channel (IFC), Debbie DeMontreux oversees the development and production of original series, both fiction and non-fiction; documentaries and features; specials, including live broadcast events for the network and topical specials; IFC News, reporting on breaking stories and cultural events; and the network’s long and short form packages.
Ms. DeMontreux is currently working on a number of original series, which include: "Z Rock" a scripted comedy about a rock band who make their everyday living as an upscale kiddie party band (premiering August 2008); and "Bollywood Hero," a scripted comedy starring Chris Kattan who plays himself embarking on a movie career in India (premiering in 2009). Ms. DeMontreux also oversees IFC’s exclusive live coverage of the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Ms. DeMontreux joined Rainbow Media’s Bravo Networks, comprised of Bravo (now owned by NBC) and IFC, as a scheduling coordinator in 1993, was promoted to production coordinator in 1995 and then named manager, packaging and production in 1996. She served as director of development and production for both networks beginning in 1999, and then solely for IFC when NBC purchased Bravo in December of 2002. During her tenure with Bravo, she worked on the development of series including “The It Factor,” “Musicians” and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” In 2004, Ms. DeMontreux was promoted to vice president of original series and specials and then in 2006 her role expanded to vice president of original programming. In 2007, Ms. DeMontreux was promoted to the position she holds today.