Patricia Paredes Saez is VP, Production Management, Production Operations for A+E Networks®. She provides operational leadership and fiscal guidance in production management for unscripted long-form series and specials that are produced for both A+E Networks’ portfolio of brands and sold to external outlets. Additionally, she leads the team that executes large-scale, live, public events such as History Talks, and private events such as History Makers Luncheons and the annual A+E Networks upfront.
Patricia has been with A+E Networks for 16 years. She began as a Production Manager for a single series and continually expanded her role to now have oversight over all internally produced, unscripted longform content. Patricia creates strategic plans tailored to specific projects that utilize the latest, proven technology and repurpose existing resources. She is responsible for both technical and production management-focused teams and leverages their expertise to create efficiencies across a diverse programming and event slate. Patricia also manages A+E Networks’ live broadcast studio.
Prior to joining A+E Networks®, Patricia was Assistant Vice President at New York Life Insurance Company where she ran their in-house television facility. She has won multiple Telly and International Television Association awards for the corporate videos she produced. After 11 years with New York Life Insurance Company, Patricia left to embark on a freelance television production career. Highlights from her freelance career include MTV’s Video Music Awards (Production Manager), MTV’s The Bunker Project (Unit Production Manager), and Food Network’s It’s a Surprise! (Coordinating Producer). She also co-created the Emmy-award winning talk show, Keeping Kids Healthy, for PBS.
Patricia is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with a concentration in Film and Television. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America. When not at work, Patricia enjoys spending time with family, which includes her husband, who she’s known since high school, their teenage son and her 95-year-old mom.