A+E Networks has promoted Steve Ascher to senior VP, production and development of A+E Originals, the company’s unscripted studio arm.
Ascher has led A+E Originals since it was launched in 2017 as VP. A+E Originals produces premium unscripted series, specials and documentaries across the A+E Networks’ channels, including A&E, History, and Lifetime. A+E Originals currently has over 60 hours of content in production.
“Under Steve’s terrific leadership, A+E Originals has grown considerably in a short period of time,” Paul Buccieri, president of A+E Networks Group, said. “His team has been active on several fronts, from developing original content for our channels to forging talent deals, and forming co-production partnerships. I’m pleased to have Steve at the helm of A+E Originals.”
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Ascher has been with A+E since 2013, having first started as an executive producer for History.
In addition to original productions, A+E Originals has secured overall talent deals with Leah Remini, Gretchen Carlson and Elizabeth Vargas.