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Lynne Kirby

Lynne Kirby

EVP Programming

As Executive Vice President of Programming, Lynne manages all U.S. operations for Paperny Entertainment. Lynne joined Paperny Entertainment after a stint at Discovery Fit & Health and Planet Green, where she served as Senior Programming Consultant and ran original programming for both networks. Series commissions include Facing Trauma, My Mom Is Obsessed and Secretly Pregnant for Discovery Fit & Health, and Born Dealers, Road Food and Alien Abductions for Planet Green. In her time as a development executive, she has also worked at Sundance Channel, Discovery, and Court TV. As SVP of Original Programming at Sundance Channel, she developed and oversaw a diverse slate of award-winning series, including the Emmy-nominated Brick City and Spectacle: Elvis Costello With..., as well as Iconoclasts, Big Ideas for a Small Planet and many other non-fiction series. At Court TV Lynne oversaw development across numerous series, and helped launch scripted programming as well. Lynne holds a Ph.D., Film and Television, from the University of California Los Angeles; an M.A. from Binghamton University; and a B.A. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.



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