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Lunch with Chris Selak, EVP and Head of Worldwide Scripted Television, Lionsgate Entertainment in LA

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The winner will enjoy a lunch meeting with Chris Selak, Executive Vice President and Head of Worldwide Scripted Television, Lionsgate Entertainment.

As Executive Vice President and Head of Worldwide Scripted Television, Chris Selak oversees creative development and programming for all scripted television projects around the globe across a wide array of platforms. Ms. Selak is an integral part of the Television Group senior management team responsible for leading Lionsgate to its most prolific roster in history, including the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black for Netflix; the fan favorite Nashville on CMT and Hulu; the hit drama series The Royals for E!; and the Golden Globe® nominated Casual for Hulu.

In addition, Ms. Selak has built on Lionsgate’s legacy of iconic series like Mad Men, Nurse Jackie and Weeds. She also expanded the Company’s overall output, scope and range of scripted programming, which includes the breakout success Greenleaf for OWN, the political comedy Graves for EPIX which earned a Golden Globe® nomination for Nick Nolte, Nightcap for POP, the critically-acclaimed Dear White People for Netflix, the 3-hour special event Dirty Dancing for ABC, Manhunt: Unabomber for Discovery Channel, and Step Up for YouTube Red. 

Ms. Selak will also spearhead the Lionsgate Television Group’s collaboration with Lionsgate UK television business led by Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa and UK Television Creative Director Steve November. Additionally, Ms. Selak’s team will be responsible for supplying new premium scripted projects to Starz.

Before joining Lionsgate in 2011, Ms. Selak served as Senior Vice President at John Wells Productions (“JWP”), where she oversaw programming for ER and The West Wing.  She produced the ER special retrospective, “Previously On,” that aired in the time period immediately preceding the series finale.  In addition, she helped develop JWP’s Shameless, a dark, comedic family drama starring Bill Macy and Emmy Rossum that currently airs on Showtime, as well as TNT’s Southland, a series about the lives of those serving in The Los Angeles Police Department.

Prior to JWP, Ms. Selak was Vice President at Mandalay Television, a Peter Guber Company, serving as a producer on the Showtime series Rude Awakening, starring Sherilyn Fenn and Lynn Redgrave.  She also oversaw the development and programming of the ABC series Cupid starring Jeremy Piven, and The WB’s Young Americans, starring Kate Bosworth.  

Donated by: Chris Selak

  • Experience expires on Mar 15, 2019.

Additional Lot Details
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  • Valid for 1 person.
  • A meal is part of the event.
  • The meal cost is included.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not included.
  • Gratuity is included.
  • The winner may take a photo.
Lot #1482102

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Lunch with Chris Selak, EVP and Head of Worldwide Scripted Television, Lionsgate Entertainment in LA

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