In 2008, Liz founded The Lizard Trading Company, a production company best known for the hit series Whale Wars about the environmental group Sea Shepherd and their struggle to fight Japanese whalers in Antarctica. Liz ran the award-winning Animal Planet series as well as two spin-offs for 7 seasons.
As the owner and president of the company, Liz managed a staff of over 300 with multiple projects in various stages of production. LTC produced shows for a variety of networks including Animal Planet, Spike, Discovery and National Geographic.
In 2017, Liz jumped at the chance to collaborate with the brilliant storyteller Reza Aslan and served as ShowRunner and Executive Producer for CNN’s Believer with Reza Aslan for WhaleRock Industries. Next, Liz stepped over to the network side at Animal Planet where she served as the Executive Producer on Ocean Warriors, a high-action documentary series produced with Robert Redford's Sundance Productions, Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions and Brick City TV. Recently Liz served as the Executive Producer for CNN’s highly acclaimed series, First Ladies which premiered in the fall of 2020.
In addition to environmental programming, Bronstein’s passion is documenting unique subcultures, visionaries and eclectic worlds. She’s made shows about thoroughbred jockeys, inventors, epidemiologists at the CDC, off-the-grid survivalists and mentalists.
Before starting The Lizard Trading Company, Liz made a string of hit shows that broke new ground in the reality/documentary genre. Liz was the ShowRunner of Miramax’s Emmy-nominated Project Greenlight (HBO) and Joe Millionaire (FOX) a show which still holds the record as the highest rated reality finale in television history.
Prior to starting The Lizard Trading Company, Liz had an overall deal at Sony Pictures Television. Liz attended Wesleyan University and began her television career as a video news editor at CNN in Atlanta. Liz is originally from Philadelphia and currently lives in Los Angeles..