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Lifetime ups unscripted exec Mariana Flynn to SVP

Flynn joined the U.S. cable network from TLC in 2013 as VP to develop and oversee production of non-fiction projects on the west coast.
September 27, 2016

Lifetime has promoted Mariana Flynn to senior VP of unscripted development and programming.

Flynn joined the U.S. cable network from TLC in 2013 as VP to develop and oversee production of non-fiction projects on the west coast. Her credits for the network include Little Women and The Rap Game.

Based in Los Angeles, she reports to executive VP and head of programming Liz Gateley.

“Her experience and proven track record of creating buzzy hits has attracted a whole new audience to the network,” Gateley said in a statement.

The appointment rounds out Gateley’s core programming team, which includes senior VP of scripted programming Joanna Klein, senior VP of unscripted development and programming Mary Donahue and senior VP of original movies Tanya Lopez.

While at TLC, Flynn oversaw unscripted titles such as Something Borrowed, Something NewCheer PerfectionGypsy Sisters and All-American Muslim, among others. She joined TLC in 2007 as director of development and production.

About The Author
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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