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NBC’s Jennifer Salke replaces Roy Price at Amazon Studios

NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke is set to become Amazon Studio’s head of content, replacing Roy Price who departed in October. Price departed the company amid sexual harassment claims late last year, which preceeded the departures of Amazon Studios department heads such as Joe Lewis and Conrad Riggs. In the interim, Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng […]

Mind the casting gap: directors talk diversity

Casting directors are evolving their methods to pick the right individuals to reflect society, but can they be fully representative if diversity isn’t replicated behind-the-scenes? Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports Casting has been of hot debate in recent years, particularly when it comes to incorporating more diversity. While improved inclusivity in casting is still a work in […]

Global buys 11 new US broadcast series

Canadian broadcaster Global has acquired eleven new season US series, comprising four comedies and two dramas. The deals include taking multicam sitcom Kevin Can Wait, Timeless and The Blacklist: Redemption from Sony Pictures Television; The Good Place and Pure Genius and Chicago Justice from NBCUniversal International Distribution; Man with a Plan (pictured), MacGyver, Bull and […]

NBC axes scripted formats, reveals new series

US broadcast network NBC has axed scripted formats The Mysteries of Laura and Game of Silence, as it adds seven new dramas and five comedies for its 2016/17 season. Laura, which stars Debra Messing (pictured) and is based on Spanish series Los Misterios del Laura, will end after its second season, while Game of Silence, […]

Office-style superhero comedy for NBC

US broadcaster NBC has ordered three comedy pilots, including one billed as The Office­-meets-DC Comics. Powerless is a workplace comedy featuring workers at one of America’s worst insurance companies who live the superheroes and villains universe of DC Comics. The show comes from A to Z creator Ben Queen and Warner Bros. Television, whose parent […]