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Lauren Celinski boards Lifetime

Former E! Entertainment Television executive Lauren Celinski has joined A+E Networks-owned Lifetime as VP of unscripted development and programming. In the new role, Celinski will be responsible for overseeing the network’s unscripted ...
March 23, 2017

Former E! Entertainment Television executive Lauren Celinski has joined A+E Networks-owned Lifetime as VP of unscripted development and programming.

In the new role, Celinski will be responsible for overseeing the network’s unscripted slate while also developing original non-fiction programming.

Based in Los Angeles, she reports to Mariana Flynn, senior VP of unscripted development and programming.

Celinski most recently served as director of programming and development at E! Entertainment Television over a three-year period. Here, she oversaw the company’s non-fiction development slate that included Mariah’s World, So Cosmo, House of DVF and The Soup.

Previously, she was manager of development at Discovery Channel, overseeing series from development to production, including Shark After Dark, Game of Pawns, Alaskan Steel Men, Shipwreck Men and American Muscle. Before that, Celinski served as director of development at TGroup Productions where she developed original unscripted series.

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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