AGC Unwritten Expands Creative Team


AGC Unwritten, AGC Studios’ unscripted subsidiary, has bolstered its creative team with four appointments, including naming Emily Knight as VP of development.

Knight joins from Expectation, where she was head of development, running the factual slate and overseeing commissions for platforms such as the BBC and Netflix. Prior to that, she was head of development for the U.K. arm of All3Media’s Maverick TV.

At Maverick TV, Knight sold multiple series, ranging from the adventure engineering format Escape for Channel 4 to the reboots of global formats such as How to Look Good Naked and 10 Years Younger.

“I am so happy to join the talented team at AGC Unwritten,” Knight said. “The studio is embarking on some truly exceptional projects, and I am very excited to develop new formats with such creative people. It is a dream scenario to be part of and a very exciting time.”

“I’m delighted to have Emily join the team because in a world where content is global, her experience will be invaluable,” said Joel Zimmer, president of AGC Unwritten.

The company has also hired Yael Egnal as senior manager of development. Prior to joining AGC Studios, she was the manager of development at Xpedition and part of the team that developed HGTV’s Table Wars. She has also worked with A24, College Humor and NBC.

Also joining the company is Hannah Shuman, who has been tapped as manager of development. Previously, she was manager of current programming at CNN Original Series, working on shows such as This is Life with Lisa Ling. She began her career at NBCUniversal, where she developed unscripted programming across its many brands, including Peacock, USA, Bravo and Oxygen.

Lastly, Moriah Lee has been named coordinator of development. She joins from Magnum, P.I., where she was a department coordinator.

“I’m thrilled to have such an unbelievably talented group of executives join BJ Levin, our executive VP of non-fiction, as we deploy AGC’s incredible resources to develop a dynamic slate,” Zimmer said. “We endeavor to produce best-in-class unscripted and alternative programming, and their diverse perspectives and experiences are key. I’m also looking forward to the Unwritten team accelerating its collaborations with AGC’s already acclaimed feature film and scripted television divisions.”