NBCU ups Erica Forstadt to oversee unscripted current programming

Erica Forstadt

NBCUniversal Television and Streaming has promoted production executive Erica Forstadt to SVP, entertainment unscripted current production.  

In her new role, Forstadt is responsible for creative production oversight on select documentary and lifestyle unscripted programming across the NBCU Television and Streaming entertainment portfolio, which includes NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock.

Reporting to Shari Levine, EVP, entertainment unscripted current production, she will oversee an upcoming slate of docuseries and limited-run unscripted series.

Forstadt began her career at NBCUniversal in 2017 as VP, entertainment unscripted current production. During that time, she has served as the executive in charge of production across several NBCUniversal’s shows, including The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Southern Charm and Project Runway.

Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Forstadt served as VP, programming and development at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. While there, Forstadt acted as creative executive on OWN’s original documentaries along with many original docuseries, such as Lindsay and Running From Crazy.

Before working at OWN, Forstadt was a showrunner on documentary series and specials, including The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and Be Good Johnny Weir. She also directed Brett Morgen’s series Nimrod Nation and was a producer on the debut season of Iconoclasts.

“Erica is a master storyteller and has played an integral role in creating some of our most successful hit series,” said Levine. “Her passion for producing high-quality television is unmatched, and we’re excited for her to lead the charge in this new capacity for our upcoming and existing unscripted programming.”

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