A+E names MacDowell SVP of production management

A+E Networks has promoted Alexandra MacDowell (pictured), giving her responsibility for non-fiction production opportunities at A+E Studios, in addition to the company's TV channel portfolio.
August 20, 2014

A+E Networks has promoted Alexandra MacDowell (pictured), giving her responsibility for non-fiction¬†production opportunities at A+E Studios, in addition to the company’s TV channel portfolio.

In her new role as A+E Studios’ senior VP of production management, she will continue to oversee the production management for all unscripted programming in A+E Networks’ portfolio – A&E, History, Lifetime, FYI, H2 and LMN – in addition to taking on responsibilities for the in-house production division.

She will work closely with network programming executives and outside production companies “to ensure that both creative goals and budgeting needs are met in ways that make for the most dynamic, commercially successful programming possible,” according to A+E.

Based in New York, she reports to Bob DeBitetto, A+E Networks’ president of brand strategy, business development and A+E Studios.

“Alex brings a track record of significant accomplishment to the table, from both the network and production sides of our industry,” said DeBitetto in a statement. “She is a talented and knowledgeable resource who has been integral to the success of A+E Networks’ original programming strategy.”

MacDowell was previously VP of production management. Before joining A+E in 2001, she held positions at companies such as Viacom and VH1.


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