Archer Gray is a female-owned and operated media company dedicated to creating quality content in both scripted and unscripted film and television. Founded by Amy Nauiokas in 2011, Archer Gray is best known for producing the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-nominated CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? written by Jeff Whitty and Nicole Holofcener, directed by Marielle Heller and starring Melissa Mccarthy and Richard E Grant. Notable recent credits include LOST GIRLS directed by Liz Garbus and written by Michael Werwie, based on Robert Kolker’s NY Times bestseller of the same name, which premiered on Netflix; Academy Award-nominated 20TH CENTURY WOMEN written and directed by Mike Mills and starring Annette Bening; MR. HOLMES written by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Bill Condon, starring Sir Ian McKellen, and the Independent Spirit Award-winner THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL written and directed by Marielle Heller.
Archer Gray launched their Alternative & Unscripted division in 2022 with Liza Kecklerat the helm. A veteran television executive with a long history of producing, developing, and selling alternative and non-scripted television, Keckler has experience on three sides of the business. She began her career in the trenches as a producer, helping to launch a wide range of programs including HOARDERS for A&E. She then served as an Executive Producer at Travel Channel, before pivoting into development.
Keckler has helmed unscripted development for Mark Wahlberg’s Unrealistic Ideas, Irwin Entertainment, and Screaming Flea Productions, where she has developed and sold content across genres. She has worked in a wide range of genres including comedy, documentary, lifestyle, and true crime. She has created docuseries, repeatable formats, specials, and formats around talent in all genres. Her work has been viewed on over 20 networks including NBC, Netflix, A&E, Discovery+, Food Network, and HGTV.