TLC announced the promotion of three East Coast production and development executives Wednesday.
The network named Alon Orstein the region’s senior vice president of production and development, Wendy Douglas the region’s vice president of production and Marisa Levy the region’s vice president of development. Each continues to report to Howard Lee, the company’s executive vice president of production and development.
In a press release, Lee said: “Alon, Wendy and Marisa represent some of the most creative and tenacious talent I’ve ever worked with – these promotions are in direct response to their outstanding contributions to the network. From conceptualizing the next generation of breakout series to establishing TLC’s biggest hits, these executives continue to move the needle when it comes to the buzzy, open-hearted content and relatable real-life people our viewers love.”
Orstein, a Discovery veteran, previously has worked on several successful series, including “Breaking Amish,” “Cake Boss” and “Four Weddings.” Douglas, meanwhile, is touted as helping drive “The Little Couple” and “19 Kids and Counting” to their most successful seasons ever in 2014. Levy, who has been with the company since 2011, helped create “Sex Sent me to the ER.”
According to TLC, the network had 32 series averaging over 1 million viewers in 2013.