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Emmy-nominated executive producer Amber Mazzola has long been on the cutting edge of the reality television genre. Literally. The name ‘Machete’ was originally Amber’s nickname in post for being so creative in piecing together the content of her shows. After years of mastering the art of storytelling on hits like The Millionaire Matchmaker and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, Amber launched Machete Productions in 2011.

Machete Productions immediately produced back-to-back projects for E! Entertainment and Style Network including: Pretty Wild, The Dance Scene, Dirty Soap, and Fantasy Family Makeover. Amber and Machete then went on to develop and produce CNBC’s breakout original series The Profit, featuring Marcus Lemonis, the small business turnaround king. Currently in production on season 4, The Profit has the highest ratings the network has seen in four years and has revolutionized the business genre in reality television. Further expanding on the brand, CNBC just announced a new series with Machete and Marcus called The Partner, coming August 2016.

Capitalizing on a history of success with docusoaps, Machete is also the production company behind the new hit E! show WAGS, a Los Angeles-based ensemble series featuring the wives and girlfriends of professional athletes. WAGS season 2 premieres June 2016 and will be followed in September 2016 by the series debut of WAGS: Miami, a highly anticipated spin-off based in Miami Beach, Florida.

In addition to being a powerhouse production company, Machete Productions also has a strong development team with a number of cable projects in the works with E!, Travel Channel, and — most notably — a pilot at CNBC co-produced by Michael Strahan focused on helping broke former professional athletes build careers after sports.


Executive Producer

Amber got her start in the writers’ room on series like That 70’s Show before moving into unscripted. In her showrunner days of yore, Amber earned the nickname ‘Machete' for her relentless and innovative story telling abilities in post. Now her company’s namesake, the concept of being able to take ordinary and turn it into something extraordinary with a sharp edge is a skill Amber and her staff take pride in. The world is full of Alexis Neiers/ Nancy Jo phone call moments and Amber is dedicated to finding them and bringing them to your living room. #Machetepapercuts

All-time favorite shows: Pretty Wild, The Profit, and WAGS

EVP of Development & Current

Before heading up Machete’s development department, Kim spent ten years learning the ins and outs of the unscripted world at WMA and ICM. She moved up the ranks quickly and was recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as one of America’s next top agents in 2009. While her sharp wit and gift of gab served her well in the world of agenting, she longed for more. As Machete’s EVP of Development, Kim has married her two passions: making and selling guilty pleasure TV shows for the world to enjoy.

All-time favorite shows: Toddlers & Tiaras, Forensic Files, Real Housewives of NYC, Tiny House Nation, and Judge Judy

of Production

Eric is a seasoned production vet, with over 25 years in television. He has worked in scripted, unscripted, competition reality and live events including Fear Factor, Girls Behaving Badly, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List and all of Machete’s recent hits. It is no easy task rooting a creative like Amber, but Eric does it tactfully and directly… and with a glass of wine.

All-time favorite shows: Let’s Make a Deal, Knots Landing, Cheers, Seinfeld and Dateline NBC.


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