Sharenow’s reputation attracts A-list talent like Bradley Cooper, Morgan Freeman and Mary J. Blige to A+E Networks. A&E boasts two of cable’s top crime and justice series, History has cable’s top nonfiction series—“Curse of Oak Island” and “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch”—and Lifetime’s “The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose” proved a hit among desired demographics. Not enough? He also ordered Kevin Costner’s docuseries “The West” for History, has five documentaries about rock legends planned for Biography and greenlit a second Janet Jackson documentary for Lifetime and A&E. Scott’s work at A+E Factual Studios and its brands Six West Media and Category 6 Media produced more than 200 hours of original content for A+E Networks and its Home Made Nation initiative in 2023. And Jossen is busy overseeing all programming operations of the in-house scripted production arm of A+E Networks. The studio’s “The Lincoln Lawyer,” created by David E. Kelly, got a season 3 pickup by Netflix.

Book, movie or TV series that greatly influenced my leadership style: The first “Rocky” movie is one of my all-time favorite films. Both the movie itself and Stallone’s journey to get it made said so much to me about the power of the underdog and believing that anything is possible, no matter the odds.

Fast food guilty pleasure: KFC, original recipe

Do you personally still have a traditional cable video package? Of course. I much prefer channel surfing to surfing the ocean and it’s easier on my back.

What celebrity would you hire for your company and why? We are currently working with Kevin Costner, who [is] producing a series on the West for History Channel along with Doris Kearns Goodwin. In addition to being a great talent, Kevin is a true expert on the subject and one of the few stars who speaks to almost everyone.

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