Condé Nast Entertainment, the feature film, TV and digital arm of the magazine publisher, is moving into alternative programming and has added former Sundance Channel executive Michael Klein (pictured) to the new unit.
Condé Nast, which publishers magazines such as Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and Vogue, aims to source film and TV ideas from its publications.
In his new role, Klein will be responsible for the development and production of alternative programming, and will report to Dawn Ostroff, president of Condé Nast Entertainment Group. His appointment is effective this month.
Previously, Klein was the senior VP of programming and development at Sundance Channel, and his projects included Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, Love/Lust and the upcoming Push Girls. Prior to that, he was senior VP of content for Travel Channel Media.
His other past roles include serving as VP of lifestyle programming at Discovery Communications and VP of program production at TLC, where he was responsible for the series Miami Ink; Little People, Big World; and What Not to Wear.
Condé Nast Entertainment also announced the hiring of Jeremy Steckler as executive vice president of motion pictures.
“Jeremy’s and Michael’s strengths, combined with the significant impact of our brands, present a huge opportunity for us to grow our business across traditional, digital and new platforms,” said Ostroff.