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Advisory Board Members
Head of Development
Eli Lehrer was named Senior Vice President of Non-Fiction Programming of Lifetime in May 2013. Based in Los Angeles, he is responsible for overseeing all non-scripted development and production for the network, including such shows as the hit Bring It!, which follows dance coach Dianna Williams and her elite hip-hop majorette team The Dancing Dolls; the popular Little Women franchise (Little Women: LA,Little Women: NY,Little Women: Terra’s Little Family and Little Women: Atlanta), which chronicles the adventures of a unique group of smart, sexy and funny girlfriends with big hearts, big personalities and even bigger drama who all happen to be little people; the all-new fashion reality-competition series Project Runway Junior; and The Rap Game, which focuses on five emerging young hip hop artists given the opportunity to work with highly sought-after producer Jermaine Dupri.
Current Lifetime series produced under Lehrer’s oversight include the Emmy® Award nominated Project Runway, Project Runway All Stars and Dance Moms, among others.
Lehrer joined Lifetime from Bravo Media, where he was Vice President of Development. While there, he was responsible for managing all reality program development for the network. Before that, he was Vice President, Development and Production, East Coast for Bravo Media. In these roles, he executive produced and developed a number of non-scripted hits for Bravo, including The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Flipping Out, The Millionaire Matchmaker, The Rachel Zoe Project and Watch What Happens: Live.
Before joining Bravo, Lehrer served as Manager, East Coast Development, at VH1. He also worked at Artists Management Group and ABC News. Profiled in Multichannel News’ 2008 40 Under 40 issue, Lehrer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Columbia University. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their three children.