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Atlas Media ups Lorri Leighton to SVP of programming

Atlas Media Corp. has upped Lorri Leighton, most recently VP of programming for the New York City-based prodco, to the position of senior VP of programming, effective immediately.
January 5, 2012

Atlas Media Corp. has upped Lorri Leighton, most recentlyVP of programming for the New York City-based prodco, to the position of senior VP of programming, effective immediately.

Leighton, a veteran programming executive who has worked on hundreds of hours of reality and documentary shows, will oversee all current programming at Atlas, with an emphasis on supervising showrunners, building production teams and serving as a liaison between the company and networks. She will report to Bruce David Klein, Atlas Media’s president and executive producer.

During her time at Atlas, Leighton has served as director of programming, where she supervised shows such as Dr G: Medical Examiner, and most recently was its vice president of programming. Other Atlas production credits include the Investigation Discovery series Stalked: Someone’s Watching and TLC’s Big Sexy. Prior to Atlas, she helped create unscripted shows such as TLC’s A Baby Story at True Entertainment.

“Over the last six years, Lorri has been one of our key creative executives, expertly overseeing a large portfolio of shows,” said Klein of the appointment. “She’s a much respected Atlas insider who has already, seamlessly, taken the reins of our programming department.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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