Speaker Biography

Lauren Gellert 

CompanyWE tv
TitleEVP, Development & Original Programming
BioAs WE tv’s executive vice president of development & original programming, Lauren Gellert is responsible for developing and producing brand-defining original series’ that drive viewership, build buzz and support the network’s overall business and revenue goals. Gellert joined WE tv in 2012 and serves as the network’s executive in charge of production for all unscripted original series, working closely with outside production companies, creators and producers. WE tv is viewed and talked about by more people than ever before and continues to grow its target audience, driven by a strong programming lineup, particularly on Thursday and Friday nights, including BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES and MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT. Gellert also successfully launched the network’s MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP franchise, which continues to grow each season as well as the GROWING UP HIP HOP franchise which spans the original series and an Atlanta-based spin off. Before joining WE tv, Gellert served as vice president, production and development at ION Media Networks where she was responsible for identifying, creating, and overseeing the production of unscripted series for ION Television. Previously, she was the senior vice president at RDF/Zodiak USA where she oversaw the development and production of shows coming out of the company’s New York office, including the hit shows she executive produced, LIZARD LICK TOWING and ALL WORKED UP. Prior to that, Gellert was the vice president of program development at tru tv where she developed the series BLACK GOLD, SPEEDERS, MOST DARING and REHAB: PARTY AT THE HARD ROCK. She has also held development and production positions at Court TV and VH1. Gellert graduated with honors from Northwestern University. She is a member of New York Women in Film & Television, and a founding member of the New York board of directors of Step Up Women’s Network.

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