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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
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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