Tanya Lopez

Lopez has single-handedly delivered key talent to the recent Lifetime movie development slate, focusing on content that fits within the network’s new brand mantra “The Fempire” and keeping it a top destination for original movies across demos. Five of the top movies on ad-supported cable in 2015 were Lifetime movies—and all directed by women. Among her recent talent recruits are Ronda Rousey, Serena Williams and Janet Jackson. This past year, she also built A+E Nets’ first BBC co-productions with the multipart series “War and Peace” and “And Then There Were None.” And she helped create Lifetime’s popular “unauthorized” franchise with “The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story,” “The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story” and others. The unpredictability of viewers is top of mind for Lopez. “No cable network can rest on one hit. The audience goes to what they want to watch, not the network they want to watch in on.”

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