In January 2015, Fred Grinstein joined Vice Media as Vice President of TV Development, collaborating with Co-Presidents Eddy Moretti and Spike Jonze to start up and launch Viceland, playing a key role in navigating the company’s digital and print brand transition into the new medium and market.
After the network launch in 2016, Grinstein stepped up for a new role within the Vice Media organization, heading up newly formed LA-based Unscripted TV division of recently acquired Pulse Films, overseeing and managing both production and development, collaborating with Pulse’s London and NY offices, as well as co-developing with the company’s award-winning music video/ digital/ branded/ commercial/ and feature film divisions.
Prior to his time at Vice, Grinstein spent 4.5 years as a programming executive for A&E, responsible for overseeing the development and production of the net’s real life series; serving as executive producer on hit A&E series including Storage Wars, Crazy Hearts: Nashville, Dogs of War, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Psychic Kids, as well as The Ghost Inside My Child for BIO/LMN. Grinstein also developed Amish Mafia, which became a hit series for Discovery.
Before joining A&E Networks, Grinstein served as Director of Development for Tiger Aspect Productions, credits include Make Me a Supermodel for Bravo, Extreme Trains for History, and Desert Car Kings on Discovery. Prior to working for Tiger Aspect, he produced and directed for Travel Channel, MTV, and PBS. Grinstein is also responsible for developing and producing TLC’s first docusoap, Sheer Dallas, as well developing and producing the first season of Emmy Award-winning Cash Cab on Discovery. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and lives in New York City.