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Lifetime ups unscripted exec Mariana Flynn to SVP

Flynn joined the U.S. cable network from TLC in 2013 as VP to develop and oversee production of non-fiction projects on the west coast.
September 27, 2016

Lifetime has promoted Mariana Flynn to senior VP of unscripted development and programming.

Flynn joined the U.S. cable network from TLC in 2013 as VP to develop and oversee production of non-fiction projects on the west coast. Her credits for the network include Little Women and The Rap Game.

Based in Los Angeles, she reports to executive VP and head of programming Liz Gateley.

“Her experience and proven track record of creating buzzy hits has attracted a whole new audience to the network,” Gateley said in a statement.

The appointment rounds out Gateley’s core programming team, which includes senior VP of scripted programming Joanna Klein, senior VP of unscripted development and programming Mary Donahue and senior VP of original movies Tanya Lopez.

While at TLC, Flynn oversaw unscripted titles such as Something Borrowed, Something NewCheer PerfectionGypsy Sisters and All-American Muslim, among others. She joined TLC in 2007 as director of development and production.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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