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Bravo Media hires VP, current production

Former OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network exec Erica Forstadt has been named VP of current production at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment program service Bravo Media. Based out of the broadcaster’s Los Angeles offices, ...
November 1, 2016

Former OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network exec Erica Forstadt has been named VP of current production at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment program service Bravo Media.

Based out of the broadcaster’s Los Angeles offices, Forstadt will serve as the executive in charge of production on a raft of new and returning factual series, including The Real Housewives of Orange County, Shahs of Sunset and Ladies of London.

Forstadt spent four years at OWN where she served as VP of programming and development. There, she acted as creative executive on the company’s original docs and docuseries, including the Realscreen Award-winning Lindsay, documenting actor Lindsay Lohan’s road to rehabilitation recovery and work.

Previously, Forstadt developed and produced myriad non-fiction titles at MTV Networks over a period of seven years. Her credits include such original series as Diary, MTV Jammed, MTV Treatment, MTV Icon, and the documentary Jennifer Lopez: Beyond the Runway.

Forstadt has also worked as an independent producer, showrunner and director across such docuseries and specials as CBS’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Sundance Channel’s Be Good Johnny Weir, Brett Morgen‘s Peabody-winning Nimrod Nation and Sundance’s Iconoclasts.

She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2014 as an exec producer on Barbara Kopple‘s Running from Crazy, which follows model and actor Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway,  as she attempts to understand her family history of suicide and mental illness.

 

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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