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Lifetime hires Mariana Flynn for non-fiction role

U.S. net Lifetime has hired TLC 's VP development Mariana Flynn (pictured) to serve as its VP of non-fiction programming.
November 19, 2013

U.S. net Lifetime has hired TLC ‘s VP development Mariana Flynn (pictured) to serve as its VP of non-fiction programming.

Based in LA, Flynn will report to Eli Lehrer, Lifetime’s senior VP of non-fiction programming, effective immediately.

“I’ve been a big fan of Mariana and her work for quite some time and am delighted to have her join my team,” said Lehrer.  “Her keen eye for talent and strong relationships within the creative community perfectly mesh with our strategy to keep building Lifetime’s non-fiction slate with larger-than-life characters and daring concepts.”

As West Coast-based VP of development for TLC, Flynn has overseen projects such as Cheer Perfection, Gypsy Sisters and All-American Muslim, among others. Prior to TLC, she held posts at NBC Entertainment and A. Smith & Co. Productions.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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