via press release:
TRACEY LENTZ JOINS AMC AS VICE PRESIDENT
OF UNSCRIPTED PROGRAMMING
NEW YORK, NY – March 21, 2014 – AMC announced today that Tracey Lentz has joined the network as VP of unscripted programming. Lentz, who will be based in LA, is an experienced programming executive who will focus on developing compelling unscripted series that resonate with AMC viewers and live alongside the network’s original scripted series and classic films. She will report to Eliot Goldberg, the network’s senior vice president of unscripted programming.
Lentz joins AMC from 3Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA, where she was VP of development. She previously held creative positions at Current TV, ABC Media Productions, TLC, GSN/Game Show Network and Showtime Networks.
“Tracey is that rare executive with true hands-on experience as both a producer and a network executive. With her impressive development and production background,
I know she will be a tremendous addition to our growing programming team as we continue to build our unscripted slate,” Goldberg said.
In her new role, Lentz will manage LA-based AMC executives Andrea Beckerman, the network’s director of unscripted programming and Joshua Miller, manager of unscripted programming.
At Eyeworks, Lentz was instrumental in the development and sale of shows including Celebrity Splash (ABC), Catch a Contractor (Spike), Hungry Investors (Spike), My Big Fat Revenge (Oxygen), Funniest Wins (TBS), Remote Survivor (Nat Geo) and Opposite Worlds (Syfy). As a network executive, she helped manage American Chopper and the re-launch of Trading Spaces with Paige Davis, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Huff and The L Word.
AMC’s most recent unscripted series, Game of Arms, premiered on February 25 and attracted 1 million viewers, 626,000 adults 18-49, the highest weeknight unscripted premiere in AMC’s history. The show airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m.
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 five out of the last six, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the current #1 show on television among adults 18-49 with The Walking Dead. AMC’s original drama series include Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Hell on Wheels. The network will premiere three new drama series in 2014: TURN, Halt and Catch Fire and the Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul. AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series including Talking Dead, Comic Book Men, Small Town Security, Freakshow and Game of Arms. 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.