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Advisory Board Members
EVP, Head of Programming
Elaine Frontain Bryant became the Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at A&E Network in March 2015. In this role, 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 new ways to expand the brand across multiple platforms. She reports to Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E and Lifetime.
Bryant was most recently Senior Vice President of Programming and Development for 2 years at HISTORY. There, she oversaw such popular series as The Curse of Oak Island and worked on the development of scripted fair including Texas Rising and Sons of Liberty.
Prior to joining HISTORY in September 2013, 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.
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.
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 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 daughters.