Top Lifetime Programming Executive Leaving

Mar 4, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Lifetime is losing its top programming executive, Deadline.com reports.

It’s executive vice president of entertainment JoAnn Alfano. According to the story, by Nellie Andreeva, "Alfano, former head of Lorne Michaels’ production company Broadway Video and head of comedy at NBC, joined Lifetime in the fall of 2008, succeeding entertainment president Suzanne Daniels."

Furthermore. writes Andreeva, "For the time being, Lifetime president and general manger Nancy Dubuc will oversee the network’s development, with SVP series programming Nina Lederman and SVP original movies Tanya Lopez reporting to her."

According to the story, Alfano had made the decision to leave Lifetime about a year ago: " ‘I wanted to stay on through the first year to help shepherd some great projects through the development process,’ [Alfano] said. ‘Now that those projects are into production and under way, I feel it is the right time for me to move on…’ "

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