Eli Lehrer

NATPE: History gives Jesus docudrama the premium treatment

The high-end drama boom is having a knock-on effect on docudramas, according to Nutopia boss Jane Root, who says premium drama levels have “pushed up” production values on shows such as the factual producer’s forthcoming History series Jesus: His Life. Told from the perspectives of eight people close to Jesus, including his mother Mary and […]

Ex-MTV exec joins A+E as Sharenow rises

Former MTV development chief Eli Lehrer has joined A+E Networks, as A&E channel chief Rob Sharenow rises to a programming president position. Lehrer will return to A+E as executive VP of programming at History, with Sharenow overseeing the US cable network as president of programming of the wider group. Sharenow is now control of all […]

Viacom rejig continues as MTV’s Lehrer exits

MTV’s head of development, Eli Lehrer, is leaving the young adult-focused cable channel, as Bob Bakish’s reworking on Viacom’s management continues. VH1 development chief Lily Neumeyer has added MTV to his duties following executive VP Lehrer’s exit, which comes just three months after he was promoted. Neumeyer will now oversee MTV along with Nina Diaz, […]

Lifetime non-fiction chief to lead MTV2

Eli Lehrer is joining US cable channel MTV2 as executive VP. The senior VP and head of non-fiction at cable network Lifetime joins the Viacom Media Networks channel along with former Major League Baseball executive Jacqueline Parkes, who become chief marketing officer of MTV2 sister network MTV. Lehrer will keep the creative pipeline stocked at […]

Lifetime hires new unscripted VP

US cable channel Lifetime has hired a new VP, non-fiction programming. Mioshi Hill joins the A+E Networks-owned channel from indie Hudsun Media, where she was senior VP, development and creative affairs. She has executive produced unscripted US cable shows such as I’m Having Their Baby, The Doc Club and Pregnant in Heels, and also delivered […]

Lifetime poaches TLC exec for unscripted role

Lifetime has poached Marianna Flynn from rival female-skewing net TLC. At A+E-owned cable channel Lifetime, Flynn will be VP, non-fiction programming. Based in LA she will report to Eli Lehrer, senior VP of non-fiction. He said: “Her keen eye for talent and strong relationships within the creative community perfectly mesh with our strategy to keep […]

New look A+E programing team ups four

A+E Networks has followed its recent appointment of a new top programming team by promoting four executives at History, H2, Lifetime and Bio. The Hatfields and McCoys channel operator had named Elaine Frontain Bryant as senior VP, development and programming, History; Paul Cabana as Senior VP and head of programming, H2; Mary Donahue as senior […]