The Lizard Trading Company is a production company known for its 10-year track record of creating smart, high-quality, critically-acclaimed, non-fiction television. The company is helmed by Executive Producer Liz Bronstein. 

A 20-year veteran of the industry, Liz and her team have produced dozens of shows, including seven seasons of Animal Planet's hit series Whale Wars, which has garnered multiple awards, nominations and accolades, significant press and resulted in two spinoff series and an interactive digital episode.

Bronstein is also the Executive Producer for Animal Planet on their new series Ocean Warriors produced by Robert Redford's Sundance Productions, Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions and BCTV.

Her newest series – CNN's Believer with Reza Aslan -- produced by WhaleRock Industries, premiered in March of 2017. Liz served as the Showrunner as well as Executive Producer along with Lloyd Braun, Chris Cowan and Reza Aslan.


Specializing in powerful programing and with an enviable track record of creating hit shows in the environmental and conservation space, The Lizard Trading Company is known for filming in remote, dangerous environments from Antarctica to the South African bush, and for documenting unique subcultures.

In addition to environmental programming, Bronstein’s experience spans a wide range of subjects including horse racing (Jockeys), inventors (American Inventors), CDC epidemiologists (Killer Outbreaks), off-the-grid survivalists (Believer), eco-terrorism (Ocean Warriors), deep sea diamond miners (Diamond Divers), mentalism (Deception) and more.  

Before starting the Lizard Trading Company, Bronstein made a string of hit shows that broke new ground in the reality/documentary genre. She was Co-Executive Producer and creative force behind Miramax’s Emmy-nominated Project Greenlight (HBO) and Joe Millionaire (FOX) which still holds the record as the highest rated reality finale in the history of television.