Entertainment One Television has signed its executive VP, US alternative programming, Tara Long, to a new contract.
Long launched eOne’s alternative programming unit, and has gone on to sign first-look content deals with the likes of Kevin Healey (Scare Tactics), Riaz Patel (How Do I Look?), Mark Ford, Kevin Lopez, Chris Deaux, and, most recently, Matt Anderson and Nate Green.
eOne’s unscripted output under Long has included Nellyville, It’s a Mann’s World and The Sheards.
The news comes soon after eOne recently bought a 65% stake in Naked & Afraid producer Renegade 83.
“Tara has a knack for finding original and captivating stories, and a talent for delivering stand-out content,” said eOne Television CEO John Morayniss. “She has transformed eOne into a significant player in the U.S. reality space with her track record of success of new hit shows and an incredibly impressive renewal rate.
“Tara is truly a powerhouse and I am thrilled that she is at the helm to bring more and more of our alternative programming to the global marketplace.”