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Dolgen joins Viceland as head of west coast development

Viceland, the lifestyle and entertainment network from VICE Media and A+E Networks, has added MTV veteran Lauren Dolgen as head of West Coast development for the network. Dolgen will oversee west coast-based production and ...
March 30, 2017

Viceland, the lifestyle and entertainment network from VICE Media and A+E Networks, has added MTV veteran Lauren Dolgen as head of West Coast development for the network.

Dolgen will oversee west coast-based production and development for the year-old network.

Dolgen joins Viceland after nearly 20 years at MTV where she served as executive vice-president, series development and head of unscripted programming. She oversaw the creation and production of shows such as Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 and helped create the 16 and Pregnant series.

In addition, Dolgen developed and oversaw a huge slate of development and current series as well as multiple successful series with Rob Dyrdek including the long-running Ridiculousness now going into its tenth season.

“As a producer I was lucky enough to work with Lauren on more projects than I remember. I was always impressed with her ability to find and develop new material, her deep commitment to talent, and her capacity to help any project always find the best version of itself. We’re incredibly lucky to have to her,” said Viceland co-president Derek Freda, in a statement.

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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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