As senior vice president of non-fiction and alternative programming for AMC, BBC America, and SundanceTV, Marco Bresaz oversees each 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 and added BBC America in 2019.
At AMC, Bresaz leads the team that develops and oversees production of the network’s non-fiction series that explore authentic worlds and discussion, including Talking Dead, the live after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick that recaps and discusses the latest episode of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead; and Ride with Norman Reedus, the series hosted by The Walking Dead star which explores motorcycle culture. Bresaz also oversees special programming events such as AMC’s docuseries Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America, from executive producers Ahmir Questlove Thompson and Tariq Black Thought Trotter and docudramas The Making of the Mob: New York and The American West, as well 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 oversees non-fiction series such as Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter and the true crime documentary series, Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders, based on the landmark crime and the acclaimed The Preppy Murder: Death In Central Park. These projects represent a continued commitment by the network toward non-fiction storytelling that reflects and observes the state of intelligent, innovative pop culture today.
Bresaz also oversees BBC America’s slate of natural history and unscripted programming, including the long-running hit series, Top Gear, the world’s biggest motoring show.
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.