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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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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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