Tana Nugent Jamieson was named Senior Vice President of A+E Studios, the in-house production arm of the award-winning global media company A+E Networks, in 2014. In this role, she develops original scripted drama programming for the entire A+E Networks portfolio, including A&E, Lifetime, History and LMN, including the upcoming major limited series event Roots, History’s upcoming series Six and Knightfall, and the studio’s overall deals with top-tier talent, including Rachel Winter, Carlton Cuse and Michael Hirst. Jamieson also shepherded the development of the ABC drama pilot Murder Town, starring and executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, marking A+E Studios’ first project for a network outside of the A+E Networks family.
Before joining A+E Studios, Jamieson was Senior Vice President, Drama Programming, at A&E Network. There, she oversaw the network’s West Coast team responsible for the development and production of all original scripted dramatic series, as well as limited series, movies and miniseries. Among the series Jamieson oversaw are the development of A&E’s hit series Bates Motel, starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, from executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights). Bates Motel premiered in March 2013 and earned Vera Farmiga an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She also oversaw The Returned, based on the French series Les Revenants, from executive producers Carlton Cuse and Raelle Tucker (True Blood).
When Jamieson first joined A&E in 2006, she spearheaded the network’s first original scripted series development in more than six years, including The Cleaner, starring Benjamin Bratt, and The Beast, with Patrick Swayze. In July 2010, she launched The Glades, which ran for four seasons, and in 2011, she premiered Breakout Kings, from the creators of Prison Break. Her next series, Longmire, became 2012’s number one new show in total viewers in all of cable.
Jamieson also oversaw the development and production of The Andromeda Strain, based on the Michael Crichton best-seller and executive produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, which garnered seven Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries and became cable’s number one miniseries of 2008. Additionally, Jamieson launched Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, a four-hour epic mini-series thrill-ride based on the New York Times number one best-selling novel, and starring Pierce Brosnan. She also developed and oversaw the production of the miniseries Coma, a modern day retelling of the novel by Robin Cook and film by Michael Crichton, featuring Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn, Geena Davis and James Woods.
Jamieson joined A&E from The WB Network, where she acted as senior programming executive for such drama franchises as Everwood, Summerland, Related, Just Legal, Jack & Bobby and Bedford Diaries. She also created and oversaw The WB’s first original movie division, where she was responsible for a number of highly acclaimed events such as Samantha: An American Girl Holiday, starring Mia Farrow, and Felicity, with Marcia Gay Harden.
Prior to The WB, Jamieson was Vice President for Original Movies at TBS and an Executive Producer for NBC Studios. Her experience also includes production and programming positions at MCA/Universal, Alliance-Atlantis Films, Dick Clark Productions and Kushner-Locke Productions. She is a graduate of The University of Arizona and studied at The University of Madrid and Queen’s College in London.