What life lessons prepared you to be the first female head of programming at Showtime & Lifetime?

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Loreen Arbus (Author & Emmy Nominated Executive Producer)

Loreen Arbus talks about the different mentors she had along the way that did not see gender difference but instead saw talent and an ability to do the job. She tells the personal story of how being a “colorful personality” brought her to the attention of the Chairman of the Board of Viacom who asked to help with hiring the right people to create innovative programming.


About Author

Loreen Arbus

Author, Activist, Philantropist & Emmy Nominated Executive Producer

Loreen Arbus an author, activist, philanthropist and Emmy nominated executive producer. She is the first woman in the United States to head programming for a national network, which she has done for both Showtime and Cable Health Network/Lifetime Television. Arbus has an extensive history in the entertainment industry, having been a writer and producer, a consultant to various networks, and an executive in network television, cable, syndication, and print media.

Interviewed By

Tracey Fitzpatrick

Tracey Fitzpatrick

Sarder TV Anchor & Former Market News Video Anchor

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