FilmRise June 6 announced the appointment of Cristina Guggino to the newly created position of director of unscripted production. The announcement was made today by Max Einhorn, SVP of acquisitions and co-productions, to whom Guggino reports at FilmRise.
In her new role, Guggino will oversee unscripted co-productions, original commissioning, and development of unscripted and documentary series. She will also supervise the distributor’s day-to-day operations on existing co-production deals, including the continuation of FilmRise’s original true-crime series “Bloodline Detectives,” hosted by Nancy Grace.
Guggino joins FilmRise from Weinberger Media where she began her career as a researcher and rose through the ranks to become executive in charge of development where she ultimately lead story development for long-running Discovery ID series, “On the Case With Paula Zahn” and the podcast “The Anatomy of Murder.” She also developed the true-crime docuseries “One Deadly Mistake” for Oxygen and served as its supervising producer.
“Cristina brings an unmatched talent for recognizing stories and characters that have great potential,” Einhorn said in a statement. “Her experience in development, original show ideation, and production oversight will be a huge asset as we continue to expand into producing our own original programming.”
Separately, Katie Carroll, manager of co-productions at FilmRise, will now report directly to Guggino.