Microsoft has hired Ari Mark as head of unscripted programming for Xbox Entertainment Studios in Santa Monica, CA, joining Nancy Tellem’s team overseeing unscripted for the studio. Mark previously worked at AMC, where he helped launch the network’s foray into unscripted programming developing the series The Pitch, Small Town Security, Talking Dead and Comic Book Men. He is also responsible for the upcoming Game Of Arms, and yet to be announced series for 2014-2015 including AMC’s first docudrama, a series about the creation of the Mob. Before that, Mark worked at Embassy Row as director of development and manager of development at The Sundance Channel.
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