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Courteney Monroe re-ups at Nat Geo ahead of Disney/Fox merger

Courteney Monroe is to stay on as president of Nat Geo ahead of Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox.  The exec – who had been tipped to join the combined Disney/Fox post-merger – has renewed her contract with the Fox-owned broadcaster. She will continue to report into Gary Knell, chairman of National Geographic Partners, and work […]

Nat Geo orders tech bubble drama hybrid

National Geographic is to examine the bursting of 1990s tech bubble in a six-part drama-documentary hybrid series. Valley of the Boom will come from STXtv, and is billed as an “adrenaline-fueled ride through the culture of speculation, innovation and debauchery” that came before the bubble burst towards the beginning of Silicon Valley. Matthew Carnahan is […]

Nat Geo teams with Jay Z, ups scripted commitment

National Geographic is teaming up with rapper Jay Z and The Weinstein Company to make a doc series, Race (WT). The Fox-owned channels group announced the project at its upfront, alongside a raft of other projects, including three new drama series. Race will be based on Jay Z: The War on Drugs is an Epic […]

Nat Geo hires Homeland exec for drama push

National Geographic Channel has hired drama executive Hugh Fitzpatrick as it pushes further into scripted TV. Fitzpatrick will be vice president, scripted development and production at Nat Geo, as the Fox-owned channel seeks to ramp up its drama output. He joins from Teakwood Lane, Howard Gordon’s production company which is based at 20th Century Fox […]

Ex-SPT exec named Endemol Shine Studios boss

The changes at Endemol Shine Studios continue, with former Sony Pictures Television and Alcon Television Group scripted executive Sharon Hall named president. Hall will oversee Endemol Shine Group’s US studio, with executive VP Jeremy Gold now reporting into her. Gold had been overseeing the studio with Carolyn Bernstein following the departure of Philippe Maigret last […]

Shine America appoints scripted exec

The US division of the Shine Group has hired Audrey Chon to work across its scripted programming efforts. As VP, scripted television, Chon will be involved in all aspects of scripted programming at the LA-based division of Shine, Shine America. She joins from US movie producer Good Universe and will report to Carolyn Bernstein, executive […]

Shine America hires Belzberg for production role

Shine America has hired Leslie Belzberg as senior VP, scripted production and the veteran producer will oversee projects including The Bridge for FX. Belzberg’s recent movie producing credits include Crazy Heart and at Shine she will oversee day-to-day scripted production. One of the first projects she will work on will be the US remake of […]