The Power Player Breakfast Series brings women at the top of their career game to NYWIFT for intimate, inspiring discussions on their current projects, working their ways to the top and other exciting industry insights! For September, we welcome Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, A&E Network.
Elaine Frontain Bryant became Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at A&E Network in March 2015. She manages the A&E programming team and is responsible for overseeing the development, creation and execution of all programming, both non-fiction and scripted, for the network. She is also charged with imaginatively integrating new programming with digital initiatives and developing ways to expand the brand across multiple platforms. She reports to Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E and Lifetime.
Frontain Bryant was most recently Senior Vice President of Programming and Development at History. She oversaw series including The Curse of Oak Island and worked on development of scripted fare including Texas Rising and Sons of Liberty.
Prior to joining History, Frontain Bryant served as Senior Vice President of Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming for A&E Network, responsible for such hits as Duck Dynasty and Storage Wars.
Earlier in her career, Frontain Bryant served as Vice President, Creative Development and Production at Magna Global Entertainment, overseeing the creation and production of original television programming. She directed and produced two seasons of the non-scripted series Girls v. Boys and produced more than 15 episodes of the Peabody Award-winning A Walk in Your Shoes.
Frontain Bryant also produced the independent film The Farmhouse. She served as director of creative affairs for Fred Berner Films and associate-produced the Emmy-nominated special About Us: The Dignity of Children.
Frontain Bryant is a graduate of Texas Christian University and lives in New York with her husband and daughters.
Produced by the Power Player Breakfast Committee
Bobbi Alpert, Christina Brown Fisher, Carey Graeber, Eileen Newman,
Julie Poll, Janet Stilson and Susan Wagner.
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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Sep. 9, 2015