FYI VP Development Liz Fine has joined VH1 as SVP Original Series. Fine will oversee current unscripted programming and new projects that move out of development and into production for the network, reporting to Nina L. Diaz, Head of Unscripted for VH1 and MTV.
As a producer, Fine previously worked with Diaz on several series including VH1 hit Mob Wives.
“Liz is a multi-faceted creative executive and skilled storyteller with a knack for crafting pop culture winners,” Diaz said. “I’m thrilled to collaborate with her again to produce more buzzworthy content.”
Based in New York, Fine will work alongside Lily Neumeyer, SVP/Head of Development for VH1, and Paul Ricci, SVP/Head of Alternative for VH1 and MTV, as Diaz is beefing up her unscripted team. In her internal memo on Fine’s hire, Diaz touted VH1’s “slate of unscripted programming on television including six of the top 10 reality shows on cable.”
Most recently, Fine served as VP Programming and Development at FYI, where she developed and produced breakout hit Married at First Sight, currently in its fifth season, as well as spinoff Married at First Sight: First Year and The Seven Year Switch, among others. Prior to joining the A&E lifestyle network, Fine worked as a co-executive producer for Atlas Media Corp and Left/Right, where she co-produced Mob Wives. Her producing credits also include Wife Swap, Chopped and MTV’s Teen Mom and The City.
Here is Diaz’s internal note:
Please join me in welcoming Liz Fine to the VH1 family. As many of you may know, Liz has joined our unscripted team as Senior Vice President, Original Series. For those who haven’t met Liz, she’s a gifted storyteller, a passionate pop culture connoisseur and a hard core hip hop fan!
Liz comes to us most recently from FYI, where she developed and produced the breakout hit “Married at First Sight,” currently in production on its fifth season, and, its spinoff “The Seven Year Switch”. She’s had a hand in everything from MTV’s “Teen Mom” and “The City” to iconic hits like “Chopped” and “Wife Swap.”
She and I go back to the early days of “Mob Wives” so I am beyond excited about her return to VH1.
The timing of Liz’s arrival is icing on the cake as she joins our dream team of Vivian Gomez, Kristen Kelly, Fernando Mills and Daniel Rogge behind the most enviable slate of unscripted programming on television including six of the top 10 reality shows on cable!