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Mace makes way to A&E

Dave Mace (pictured), comes to the U.S. cable net as vice president of non-fiction and alternative programming, following a stint with MTV Networks.
February 21, 2013

U.S. cable network A&E has brought on a new VP of non-fiction and alternative programming.

Dave Mace (pictured) joins the net following a stint with MTV Networks, where most recently, he served as senior vice president of the VH1 Creative Lab, a think tank tasked with developing self-generated series for the net. He’d also worked as senior vice president of original programming for Logo, where he oversaw the network’s bicoastal programming team during its launch.

Mace will be based in A&E’s New York City offices, and will report directly to non-fiction and alternative programming SVP Elaine Frontain Bryant.

The network has also hired Gabriel Marano as vice president of drama programming. He was most recently VP of scripted programming at Fox Television Studios, and will work out of A&E’s¬†Century City¬†offices.

“The additions of these two execs will serve to bolster what is already one of the best programming teams in the business,” said David McKillop, A&E’s EVP of programming, in a statement. “Dave and Gabriel come to A&E with a wealth of experience and success in the industry.”

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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