Unscripted

Michael Bloom to head up unscripted for TBS, TNT

A month after the departure of David Eilenberg, IMG exec Michael Bloom (pictured) has been tapped to oversee unscripted development and production for networks TBS and TNT.
May 26, 2016

Turner has recruited IMG executive Michael Bloom (pictured) to head up unscripted for networks TBS and TNT.

He replaces David Eilenberg who left the company last month to become president at ITV Entertainment.

Effective June 20, Bloom will oversee creative development and production for unscripted programming across all platforms for both brands as senior VP of unscripted series and specials.

“We have ambitions to inject some different thinking in the unscripted arena,” said Turner chief creative officer Kevin Reilly in a statement. “I’ve known and worked with Michael for years and I’m looking forward to what comes from having his tremendous energy and relationships aimed at that target.”

Bloom most recently served as senior VP of talent management firm IMG’s original content division and prior to that he was the executive development consultant for AMC, where he helped establish the cable net’s non-fiction department.

Bloom also worked in programming for Fox Sports Media Group and in marketing for MTV early in his career.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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