Former AMC programming director Ari Mark has joined up with Xbox Entertainment Studios in Santa Monica, where he will oversee the creation of unscripted video content for Microsoft.
Previously, Mark worked with AMC in developing the network-original reality television shows The Pitch
and Small Town Security
. Mark also assisted in the creation of AMC's The Walking Dead
-focused talk show Talking Dead
, along with Comic Book Men
, a reality show set in director Kevin Smith's comic shop in New Jersey.
Xbox Entertainment Studios announced
that it will launch an Xbox-exclusive documentary series this year through its multiplatform media company Lightbox. The first film in the series will document a planned excavation of a New Mexico landfill thought to contain unsold Atari cartridges and hardware buried in the aftermath of the video game industry crash of 1983.