As vice president of non-fiction and alternative programming for AMC and SundanceTV, Marco Bresaz helps oversee both networks’ original non-fiction programming development and their current portfolio of non-fiction programming. He first joined AMC Networks in 2010 as vice president of original programming and development for SundanceTV, and in 2013, moved to sister network AMC to join its non-fiction and alternative programming team. He once again added SundanceTV to his purview in 2015.
At AMC, Bresaz has developed and overseen production of the network’s non-fiction series that explore authentic worlds and discussion, including AMC’s first docu-drama The Making of The Mob, the first two seasons of which documented the stories of the Mafia in New York and Al Capone and the Chicago Mob; the recently completed The American West, in association with Robert Redford's Sundance Productions, that chronicled the intimate, little-known stories of Western legends such as Jesse James and Billy the Kid; Ride with Norman Reedus, featuring The Walking Dead star as he explores motorcycle culture across the country; and Comic Book Men, the popular series starring Kevin Smith that dives deep into fanboy culture. Bresaz also helps oversee special programming events, such as Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, an all-star musical celebration in honor of what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday.
At SundanceTV, Bresaz has overseen non-fiction series including Behind the Story with The Paley Center; the Emmy®-nominated The Writers’ Room; and the forthcoming four-part true crime documentary event series, Murder in the Heartland: In Cold Blood Revisited, based on the landmark Truman Capote book and produced and directed by Academy Award-nominated and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger. Programs such as these represent a continued commitment by the network toward non-fiction storytelling that reflects and observes the state of intelligent, innovative pop culture today.
Before joining AMC Networks, Bresaz was vice president of development and original programming for TV Land from 2008 to 2010, responsible for hit series such as Hot in Cleveland, She’s Got the Look and High School Reunion. Prior to that, he was director of development and original production at TV Land / Nick at Nite from 2004 to 2008, overseeing Nick at Nite’s Search for the Funniest Mom in America and TV Land Confidential. From 2002 to 2004, Bresaz was executive in charge of production, current series and sports, at Spike TV, and before that, he spent a decade as a production executive for ABC Daytime, supervising Emmy®-winning daytime dramas such as One Life to Live and All my Children.
Bresaz graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in television, radio and film management.