AMC focusses on Unscripted Programming as Eliot Goldberg takes up position of Senior VP Unscripted Programming
AMC has ramped up its investment in unscripted programming today as CMT executive Eliot Goldberg has joined the team.
Goldberg joins the AMC team in the newly created position of Senior VP Unscripted Programming, which confirms that AMC want to invest even more in unscripted programming on the network.
His responsibilities include overseeing day to day operations in the development of unscripted programming, along with the network’s current portfolio which includes Talking Dead, Comic Book Men, The Pitch, Small Town Security, Showville and the recently renewed Freakshow.
The likes of CBS, ABC and NBC already have a big presence when it comes to unscripted programming, and AMC wants to have a bigger presence in the category.
Speaking about the appointment, AMC executive VP original programming, production and digital content, Joel Stillerman said: “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. I look forward to having him join the team at AMC and help us continue t evolve our unscripted strategy”.
Goldberg becomes AMC’s first dedicated head of unscripted programming and will begin his role next month.
Previously, he worked at CMT from 2011 and whilst serving as senior VP original programming and development at the cable network, he handled shows such as Bayou Billionaires along with Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.
He also worked at TV land and Ryan Seacrest Productions where he helped to develop and executive produce the highly successful Kardashian reality TV show, Keeping up with the Kardashians and spinoff, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.
Owner’s Manual, AMC’s latest delve into unscripted programming will kick off in August.