Sports specialist Aurora Media Worldwide, part of All3Media, has appointed Bianca Schwartz to the new role of Executive Producer, Originals.
Schwartz will focus on increasing Aurora’s capability in Originals and Factual Entertainment. She joins from The Story Lab US where she spent two years as Vice President of Unscripted Television. Previously she has worked in senior development roles at Monkey Kingdom US, Forge Media (ITV Studios), and WME.
Schwartz brings over fifteen years’ experience in the US and UK entertainment industries, specialising in unscripted television. She has developed and sold shows to streamers and broadcast networks including Amazon, Disney+, HBO Max, Roku, and Discovery+. Recent shows include The Cupcake Guys for Roku, featuring former NFL stars Michael Griffin and Brian Orakpo. In her previous role as the Vice President of Unscripted Television at Story Lab US she also worked with leading brands including P&G, LVMH, Coke, Crayola, Burberry and Jaguar Land Rover to help them “find and navigate authentic entertainment solutions.”
As well as leading Originals creative development at Aurora, focusing on working with existing clients, Schwartz will also work with Aurora’s Development team on creating original content for broadcasters, OTT and Streaming platforms with a number of shows already having been produced in the past year including work for The Olympic Channel, FIFA+ and Formula E Unplugged , the behind-the-scenes docuseries produced by Aurora for Formula E which aired on Eurosport, Discovery+ and Channel 4.
Aurora Media Worldwide’s Chief Strategy Officer, Barry Flanigan, said: “Bianca has an extensive track record of delivering extremely high quality, narrative-led content, working with some of the most innovative and exciting brands around. Her skills are an excellent fit with Aurora’s strength in formatting and producing original and innovative, international content. We’re delighted to welcome her to the team.”
Bianca Schwartz said: “I am thrilled to be joining the team at Aurora Media Worldwide to lead its expansion into originals and factual entertainment. Aurora Media’s ability to create award winning premium live content alongside their incredible access in the world of sports and beyond makes this an exciting opportunity to tell compelling and authentic stories that resonate globally.”
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