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Al Roker Ent. brings on Lisa Tucker as SVP of development and production

Al Roker Entertainment (ARE) has added Lisa Tucker to its team as SVP of development and production. In her new role, Tucker will lead development on unscripted, scripted and branded entertainment. She will ...
August 4, 2022

Al Roker Entertainment (ARE) has added Lisa Tucker to its team as SVP of development and production.

In her new role, Tucker will lead development on unscripted, scripted and branded entertainment. She will also be the creative lead for all productions, overseeing showrunners and making editorial decisions in collaboration with creative leads on projects. She will report directly to ARE EVP Tracie Brennan and Al Roker.

Tucker is an Emmy-winning executive producer who spent more than a decade at Picture This Television as an owner and executive producer, overseeing programming and development. During her time there she developed and ran several series and pilots for a number of networks, including Bravo, Food Network, MTV, Oxygen, Nat Geo Wild and VH1. More recently, she has worked as a freelance executive producer and showrunner.

“Lisa is a tremendous creative talent and she adds additional strength to our projects, having developed and sold numerous series across different platforms,” said ARE owner and CEO Al Roker in a release. “In this era of ‘peak TV,’ our working slate has expanded to meet the demands of our content distribution partners. With her extensive experience, Lisa will touch a myriad of programs and platforms.”

“I love the creative and collaborative process of developing and selling projects,” added Tucker. “There’s nothing more rewarding than producing pilots and series with humor and heart, and my passions align nicely with ARE’s mission. I couldn’t be more excited to join such a phenomenal team.”

 

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