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[03/01/17 - 02:24 PM]
A+E Studios Announces Exclusive Overall Production Deal with Shiri Appleby
Under the pact, Appleby will work closely with the A+E Studios team to develop, create and produce original programming for the A+E portfolio of networks, as well as outside buyers, under her Appletree Pictures banner.

[via press release from A&E]

A+E STUDIOS ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE OVERALL PRODUCTION DEAL WITH SHIRI APPLEBY

Los Angeles - March 1, 2017 - A+E Studios has signed a multiyear exclusive overall television production deal with actress, director and UnREAL star Shiri Appleby, it was announced today by Erica Bello, Vice President of Creative Affairs at A+E Studios. Under the pact, Appleby will work closely with the A+E Studios team to develop, create and produce original programming for the A+E portfolio of networks, as well as outside buyers, under her Appletree Pictures banner. In addition, Appleby will serve as a brand ambassador for A+E Studios and Lifetime, where she will represent the brands at various prominent events throughout the year.

"Shiri is a phenomenal talent, and working closely with her on UnREAL has been both a personal and professional highlight," said Bello. "I look forward to bringing her distinct voice to new projects at A+E Studios."

"I'm so grateful to A+E Studios for this incredible opportunity and can't wait to get to work!" said Appleby.

Shiri Appleby currently stars in A+E Studios' critically-acclaimed, Peabody-award winning drama UnREAL on Lifetime playing Rachel Goldberg, a producer working behind the scenes of a dating competition show. Appleby took on the role of director in the sixth episode of the second season. Additionally, Appleby was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Actress for her work on the series.

As a young actress, Appleby appeared on such notable hits as Who's the Boss, Doogie Howser MD and Lawrence Kasden's I Love You To Death. At 19, she had her breakout performance on the series Roswell, playing the leading role of Liz Parker. She went on to guest star in ER, Six Degrees, as well as Mike Nichols' Charlie Wilson's War, before playing the lead in The CW's Life Unexpected. Appleby has had recurring roles on NBC's Chicago Fire, HBO's Girls and CBS's Code Black.

Appleby is repped by UTA and attorney Jeanne Newman.

About A+E STUDIOS

A+E Studios is the studio unit of the award-winning global media company A+E Networks, LLC. A+E Studios creates, produces and distributes high quality scripted programming across all networks and platforms in the A+E Networks portfolio, including A&E(R) Network, Lifetime(R), History(R), LMN(R), FYI(TM), and A&E IndieFilms(R). A+E Studios' slate of programming consists of scripted series, event series and movies, including the Peabody Award-winning UnREAL for Lifetime; the event miniseries ROOTS, the military drama SIX, and the upcoming series Knightfall for History, among others. Following its first full production year, A+E Studios received 16 Primetime Emmy(R) nominations including Outstanding Limited Series for ROOTS.





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[03/30/17 - 10:25 AM]
Video: "American Gods" Unveils Main Titles Prior to April 30th Premiere
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[03/30/17 - 10:12 AM]
"The Ranch: Part 3" Announces Premiere Date/First Look Photos
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[03/30/17 - 10:07 AM]
Lifetime and National Women's Soccer League Broadcast Schedule & On-Air Talent Announcement
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[03/30/17 - 10:00 AM]
Video: "Game of Thrones" - New Season 7 Promo
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[03/30/17 - 09:35 AM]
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[03/30/17 - 09:34 AM]
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[03/30/17 - 09:08 AM]
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[03/30/17 - 09:01 AM]
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[03/30/17 - 08:52 AM]
AMC Announces Initial Guest Lineup for "Talking with Chris Hardwick"
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[03/30/17 - 08:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer and Key Art for "The Mars Generation"
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[03/30/17 - 08:25 AM]
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[03/30/17 - 08:15 AM]
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[03/30/17 - 08:00 AM]
HBO-RAI Original Drama Series "My Brilliant Friend," Based on the Bestselling Book by Elena Ferrante, to Begin Production This Summer
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[03/30/17 - 05:43 AM]
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[03/29/17 - 03:02 PM]
"Black Lightning" First-Look Image Revealed
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