Lauren Celinski serves as Development Lead on the Personalities Vertical for YouTube Originals. She is responsible for developing unscripted content for the platform as well as overseeing projects through production. Since joining the team in January she has overseen MrBeast presents The Creator Games, the most watched YouTube Original Live ever with 662k concurrent viewers. She also oversaw The Secret Life of Lele Pons which trended #1 on the platform within 24 hours of launch and International Dance Day which was remotely shot and produced with 10 choreographers from 7 countries.
Prior to joining YouTube, Celinski was Vice President, Programming and Development at Lifetime where she developed and oversaw shows including Little Women of Atlanta, Little Women of Dallas, as well as Seatbelt Psychic. Celinski has also held development positions at E where she was directly involved with getting 10 new series on air, and at Discovery Channel.
Before moving up the network ranks, Celinski served as Director of Development for TGroup Productions. During her tenure, she helped set up projects at various cable outlets, created Invention USA for History Channel, and developed Storage Hunters on truTV and Mystery Diners on Food Network.
Lauren attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and received her B.A. in Film and Television with a minor in Producing.