New York, NY — June 28, 2013 — AMC announced today that Eliot Goldberg has been appointed senior vice president of unscripted programming. Goldberg previously served as senior vice president of original programming and development for CMT. In his new role, Goldberg is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations for the network’s original unscripted development as well as its current portfolio of unscripted programming. The appointment reflects AMC’s continued commitment to developing and producing compelling programming in this important genre. Goldberg reports to Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of original programming, production and digital content.
“Eliot is a talented executive with both network and production company experience and a proven ability to tell authentic stories and find characters that resonate with audiences,” said Stillerman.
“I look forward to having him join the team at AMC, and help us continue to evolve our unscripted strategy.”
AMC first expanded the network’s slate of programming to include unscripted series in 2011 with the premiere of “Talking Dead,” AMC’s first live after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick. In 2012, the network introduced “Comic Book Men,” “The Pitch” and “Small Town Security.” Earlier this year, AMC premiered “Freakshow” on Thursday nights followed by its newest unscripted series “Showville,” which premiered in May. This August, AMC will premiere its next unscripted series, “Owner’s Manual.”
At CMT, Goldberg handled the development and oversight of original programming for the network, including “Bayou Billionaires,” which was one of the highest rated series in CMT’s history, and “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.” Prior to CMT, Goldberg was senior vice president of development and original programming for TV Land, where he was part of the team that developed scripted hits including “Hot in Cleveland.” Goldberg also served as executive vice president of programming and development for Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), where he played a key role in driving RSP to become one of the industry’s leading production companies. During his tenure at RSP, he developed and executive-produced such hit franchises as “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and “Khourtney and Khloe Take Miami.” Goldberg also developed the critically-acclaimed, Emmy award-winning ABC series, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”
Goldberg graduated from The University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in television and film.
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with “The Walking Dead.” AMC’s original drama series include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Killing” and “Hell on Wheels.” Its newest series, “Low Winter Sun,” premieres this summer. AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like “Comic Book Men,” “Small Town Security,” “Talking Dead,” and “Freakshow.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.
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