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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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