Condé Nast Entertainment Launches New Unscripted TV Unit
Condé Nast Studios taps Emmy-winning producer to oversee the brand's five unscripted TV projects.
Condé Nast Entertainment is upping its commitment to unscripted television, according to a company announcement on Feb. 1. It's launched a new unit, Condé Nast Studios, which will oversee the company’s five existing unscripted television projects—in production or on air—and will create and develop several more.
“With the explosive demand for television programming, CNE Studios is the natural progression of taking our success in developing and selling unscripted series to the next level,” says CNE president, Dawn Ostroff in a statement.
Heading up the new unit as executive vice president is Al Edgington, an Emmy-winning TV vet who has produced unscripted series like “The Amazing Race” and “Last Comic Standing.”
“Al’s expertise and keen production abilities will be a tremendous asset as he and Joe LaBracio work closely on building the next phase of our unscripted television business,” Ostroff says.
Condé Nast Entertainment launched in 2011 and, in addition to it’s five unscripted projects, it has also undertaken 24 film projects, a number of scripted series with networks that include Fox, HBO and AMC, and regular digital video programming across 19 brands.