EVP, Head of Programming
A&E Network and BIO Channel
As Sr VP of Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming Elaine Frontain Bryant is responsible for overseeing the A&E non-fiction programming team and the development and production of A&E's industry-leading real life series, including such hits as Storage Wars & Duck Dynasty.
Frontain Bryant joined A&E in September of 2005 as Director, Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming and was elevated to Vice President in July 2007. She has served as executive producer on several critically acclaimed and hit real life series including Criss Angel Mindfreak, Paranormal State, Billy the Exterminator, Storage Wars, Shipping Wars, Barter Kings and the record breaking hit Duck Dynasty.
Prior to joining A&E Network, Elaine Frontain Bryant served as Vice President, Creative Development and Production at Magna Global Entertainment, overseeing the creation and production of original television programming funded by Interpublic Group's Fortune 100 clients. She was an Executive Producer on the original TV movies The Wool Cap and 14 Hours, and the Humanitas Award nominated film, Saving Milly. She was co-executive producer of the first two seasons of the series Blow Out. Prior to joining MAGNA Global Entertainment, Frontain Bryant directed and produced two seasons of the non-scripted series Girls vs Boys and produced more than 15 episodes of the Peabody Award-winning A Walk in Your Shoes.
Frontain Bryant also produced the independent feature film The Farmhouse. Prior to that, she served as director of creative affairs for Fred Berner Films. Films produced during her tenure include Vanya on 42nd Street, A&E's Murder in a Small Town and Pollock. Frontain Bryant also associate-produced the Emmy-nominated prime time 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 daughter.
Speaking at: Make 'em Laugh