Amy Savitsky has been named senior VP, development and programming for A&E Network. Based in New York, Savitsky will manage the network’s non-fiction development, reporting to Elaine Frontain Bryant, A&E executive VP and head of programming.
“Amy joins A&E with a proven track record of developing long-running franchises that engage viewers,” said Frontain Bryant. “With her experience developing buzzy factual content, Amy is the perfect fit for the A&E brand.”
Savitsky spent more than a decade at Discovery Communications. Most recently she was senior VP of development at TLC, where she managed the network’s development team. Prior to TLC she was VP of development for Discovery Channel. Savitsky also held development roles at Discovery Health Channel. Previously, she worked for DreamWorks SKG as a story editor.
Shelly Tatro continues to be senior VP, development and programming, at A&E. Savitsky and Tatro will manage the programming and development team.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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