Xbox Entertainment Studios Hires Unscripted Head

10:06 AM PST 01/23/2014 by Philiana Ng
Courtesy Xbox Entertainment Studios
Ari Mark

Former AMC executive Ari Mark has joined Nancy Tellem's company.

Xbox Entertainment Studios has hired a head of unscripted programming.

Former AMC executive Ari Mark has joined the Santa Monica-based company, overseeing unscripted content for the studio led by Nancy Tellem, the company announced Thursday.

Prior to joining Xbox, Mark helped launch the AMC's entry into unscripted programming, developing series such as The Pitch, Talking Dead and Comic Book Men. He is also responsible for the upcoming Game of Arms, which will premiere later this season, in addition to AMC's first docudrama

Mark also worked at Embassy Row as director of development and as manager of development at the Sundance Channel.

In December, Xbox Entertainment Studios ordered its first original series, from Oscar winner Simon Chinn and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn, which follows a string of original installments exploring the digital revolution, including new and different topics that have yet to be examined. The series is expected to debut later this year.

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