AMC Networks Unscripted Head Eliot Goldberg Stepping Down

Eliot Goldberg - Marco Bresaz - Publicity - Split - H 2019
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Eliot Goldberg, who has led AMC Networks' unscripted programming for the past six years, is leaving the company.

The parting is amicable, as Goldberg is exiting to pursue other opportunities. Marco Bresaz, senior vp nonfiction and alternative programming, will move up to head the unscripted group. He will be supported by Kelly Nash, who was recently promoted to vp nonfiction and alternative programming and will lead the West Coast team.

"Eliot has driven AMC's unscripted slate with infectious energy and passion. Not only has he set a high creative bar, he has also embodied what it means to be a great leader, across many of our brands and businesses," Sarah Barnett, president AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, said Friday in a statement. "We are very grateful for everything he has done here, will miss him hugely, and know he will go on to do wonderful things."

Goldberg joined AMC in 2013 and oversaw the expansion of the cable group's unscripted programming. The slate across AMC, BBC American and Sundance TV includes the late-night talk, pop-culture docuseries Visionaries; true-crime docs like Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders and The Preppy Murder; and other shows, including Comic Book Men, Ride With Norman Reedus and Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter.

"Coming off the critically acclaimed Preppy Murder docuseries, which was a very personal project for me, and a string of successful premium documentary and unscripted series, it felt like the right time to make a transition," said Goldberg. "This has been my dream job and I can honestly say I have achieved everything I came here to do. I am enormously proud of the strength of the nonfiction team I leave behind and the quality of original programming on three amazing brands.

"I am especially proud of the incredible array of world class talent and creators we’ve been able to attract, including James Cameron, Eli Roth, Questlove and Black Thought, Robert Redford, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alex Gibney, Joe Berlinger and so many others. As much as I have absolutely adored programming for these incredible brands at AMC Networks, I am excited to explore new opportunities in this rapidly changing media landscape."

Bresaz has been with AMC Networks since 2010, beginning with a stint as Sundance's vp original programming and development. He moved to AMC in 2013 to join the network's nonfiction and alternative team, adding Sundance to his purview in 2015 and BBC America in 2018.

Nash joined AMC Networks in 2015 and has overseen several cycles of the Visionaries series, including James Cameron's Secret History of Science Fiction and Eli Roth's Secret History of Horror, the latter of which was recently renewed for a second season.