The move comes after Long’s continued success at eOne in the U.S. with key broadcast partners including E!, BET, WE tv, A&E, MTV, Lifetime, VH1, Discovery Channel, and History, as well as growth in the UK following the acquisition of unscripted leaders Whizz Kid Entertainment.
Since joining eOne in 2012, Long has shepherded unscripted series such as WE tv’s Growing Up Hip Hop franchise, Mary Mary, MTV’s Ex On The Beach and Siesta Key, E!’s LadyGang, BET’s Hustle in Brooklyn, Death Row Chronicles and Emmy-nominated LA Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later, A&E’s Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. and GSN’s America Says.
“Tara is a force in the industry and continues to hit it out of the park with an incredible track record of bold new series and commissions, and the roster of creative talent she brings into eOne. Series after series, talent is drawn to her drive to tackle big ideas and commitment to collaboration. Together with our CEO Darren Throop, I am thrilled to announce her expanded role as she continues to grow her business and team around the world,” stated eOne’s Mark Gordon, President and Chief Content Officer, Film & Television.
Under Long, the Company’s current unscripted partner network includes Emmy nominated producers Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez’s Creature Films, Matthew Anderson and Nate Greens Purveyors of POP, Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley’s Marwar Junction Productions, David Solomini and Philip Segal’s Crush+Lab and Simon Howley and Jon-Barrie Waddell’s UK based Fired Up Films, as well as David Ayer, will.i.am, Drake, Jermaine Dupri, Vivica A. Fox, Tommy Mottola, Master P. and Nelly.
“The opportunity to continue the global expansion of our unscripted business is incredibly exciting,” said Long. “I’m energized by the unbelievable talent, producers and executives I get to work with. I have loved every minute of the journey so far and can’t wait for what’s next.”