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NBC’s Carnival reshuffles as Neame takes executive chair role

NBCUniversal International has named Gareth Neame as executive chairman of UK-based prodco Carnival Films. Neame, one of international drama’s most well known producers, will be upped from his previous role as managing director, which he has held since 2004. In the new role, he will continue to lead Carnival’s production pipeline and creative vision within […]

Pilgrim names WME exec as business affairs head

Pilgrim Media Group has appointed WME exec David Harris to serve as senior vice president of business and legal affairs. Harris, who will report to Pilgrim’s COO, Gretchen Stockdale, will head up the deal making for the prodco across all development, sales, talent, distribution and other corporate business. The new business exec joins from William […]

Jordan Peele to rekindle Twilight Zone for CBS SVOD net

CBS is reworking classic sci-fi anthology The Twilight Zone for its SVOD service, a move that comes as the US broadcaster separately axes a number of jobs. CBS Television Studios is producing the new show in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. The original Twilight Zone ran on CBS between […]

Hello Halo hires kids head as first CBeebies series lands

UK indie Hello Halo has appointed development exec Terri Langan (pictured) as its first head of children’s, as the prodco lands its first commission from preschool net CBeebies. Langan takes on the post more than three years after Wendy Rattray founded Hello Halo, initially as a factual company. Langan, who has developed kids series for […]

Ex-BBC, Warner exec to lead Maverick USA

Former BBC and Warner Bros. John Hesling has been appointed president of All3Media America prodco Maverick TV USA. Hesling was most recently senior VP of programming at Warner Bros. Television’s Shed Media, overseeing creative output. Based out of LA, Hesling will oversee development and production of new shows for the US market, while attempting to […]

Apple builds worldwide content team with True Jack hire

Apple has hired Michelle Lee, who served as head of development for Jason Katim’s True Jack productions, as a senior creative executive for its worldwide video unit. Lee will report to Apple head of development Matt Cherniss and take up the role in January 2018. In her new role the programming exec will oversee the […]

Parrot Analytics appoints Cisneros to directors board

Cisneros Media’s Adriana Cisneros has joined the board of directors at Parrot Analytics, the TV data analytics firm. Cisneros will join Parrot’s CEO Wared Seger and board director Bruce Tuchman for a special presentation on audience demand measurement in the Latin American Market at the NATPE Miami marketplace early next year. Current board members include […]

Ex-Sony int’l production chief Wong joins TRX board

Former Sony Pictures Television (SPT) international production president Andrea Wong has joined the board of disruptive distribution platform TRX. Wong joins other industry figures such as Stephen lambert and John McVay on the company’s board. She is already on the boards of Liberty Media, Liberty Interactive Corporation and the Hudson’s Bay Company. TRX went live […]

eOne US sales chief exits for Fox

Entertainment One’s Americas sales chief, Joey Sabella, is joining Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTD). He has been appointed VP of sales for the Americas at the distribution arm of the 21st Century Fox studio arm. At eOne, he was head of sales for the US and Latin America, a role that saw him led […]

Disney may make James Murdoch CEO

The Walt Disney Company is giving serious thought to appointing James Murdoch as its next CEO, providing the Mouse House closes a deal for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment arm. According to a report in the Financial Times, current Fox CEO Murdoch (pictured) and his father, Rupert Murdoch, could take “senior roles” at Disney if its […]

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