Eliot Goldberg is stepping down as EVP of non-fiction and alternative programming for AMC Networks after more than six years in the role.
“Eliot has driven AMC’s unscripted slate with infectious energy and passion. Not only has he set a high creative bar, he has also embodied what it means to be a great leader, across many of our brands and businesses,” said Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, in a statement. “We are very grateful for everything he has done here, will miss him hugely, and know he will go on to do wonderful things.”
Marco Bresaz (pictured right), who currently serves as SVP of non-fiction and alternative programming, will take over to lead all non-fiction programming for AMC, BBC America and Sundance TV. He will be supported by Kelly Nash, who was recently upped to VP of non-fiction and alternative programming and now oversees the West Coast team.
Goldberg (left) joined AMC in 2013 and has since overseen the factual programming expansion at AMC, BBC America and Sundance TV, including such series as Ride with Norman Reedus, Eli Roth’s History of Horror and Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, as well as true crime docs on Sundance TV including Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders, Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle and The Preppy Murder: Death In Central Park. His additional credits include the Making of the Mob franchise, The American West and Comic Book Men.
More recently under Goldberg’s purview, BBC America commissioned its first natural history series Eden and launched the Wonderstruck micro-net.
Previously, Goldberg held executive positions at TV Land, CMT, The WB, VH1, E Entertainment, Buena Vista Productions and Ryan Seacrest Productions.
“Coming off the critically acclaimed Preppy Murder docuseries, which was a very personal project for me, and a string of successful premium documentary and unscripted series, it felt like the right time to make a transition,” added Goldberg. “This has been my dream job and I can honestly say I have achieved everything I came here to do. I am enormously proud of the strength of the nonfiction team I leave behind and the quality of original programming on three amazing brands.
“As much as I have absolutely adored programming for these incredible brands at AMC Networks, I am excited to explore new opportunities in this rapidly changing media landscape.”
Bresaz, meanwhile, joined AMC Networks in 2010 as VP of original programming and development for Sundance TV before moving to AMC in 2013 to join the net’s non-fiction and alternative programming team. Two years later, Bresaz would once again add Sundance TV to his purview and in 2018 added non-fiction programming for BBC America.
Prior to boarding AMC Networks, Bresaz served as vice president at TV Land and also held senior titles at TNN, Spike TV, Nick at Nite and ABC Daytime.