Jack Burgess

Goldman exits Studio Lambert as Burgess steps in

Greg Goldman (pictured) is stepping down as president of Undercover Boss producer Studio Lambert USA, with Jack Burgess taking acting responsibility for the US business. Burgess, who joined the US business in April from the company’s London headquarters, is now SVP of development. He will work closely with CEO Stephen Lambert to take on Goldman’s […]

Studio Lambert ups O’Driscoll as Burgess takes US role

All3Media Group’s Studio Lambert has promoted Niall O’Driscoll (pictured) to head of UK unscripted development, as his predecessor Jack Burgess becomes senior vice president of development and current in the US. As head of UK unscripted development, O’Driscoll will continue the company strategy by developing returning formats across all UK broadcasters. The change will take […]

Studio Lambert poaches Electric Ray exec

All3Media-owned Studio Lambert has hired Natalie McArdle from Sony-backed Electric Ray to become deputy head of development at the Gogglebox producer. McArdle will work with and report to head of development Jack Burgess, who joined from NBCUniversal almost two years ago. At Electric Ray, which former BBC commissioner Karl Warner launched with Sony Pictures Television, […]

Studio Lambert nabs NBCU exec, promotes pair

Studio Lambert has promoted Tim Harcourt and Tania Alexander following the success of Channel 4’s Gogglebox, and poached NBCUniversal’s Jack Burgess. Harcourt (pictured) has been upped to creative director from head of development. NBCU’s head of development for its London-based factual entertainment team, Burgess, is moving in to replace him. The reunites the two executives […]

NBCUniversal hires for factual development team

NBCUniversal International Television Production has finalised the shape of the factual development unit that former Fever Media co-founder David Mortimer leads. Jack Burgess, another ex-Fever exec whom TBI revealed had joined NBCU last year, will lead factual entertainment development alongside Ben Riley, who is a former BBC Format Entertainment, MTV and Endemol exec; while heading […]

Oppenheimer to helm Carnival US push

NBCUniversal International has handed Deborah Oppenheimer a new role that will see her helm a push to fully establish Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films in the US. Oppenheimer is currently in charge of NBCUI Television Production’s LA operations, working across prodcos including Carnival, which is producing NBC’s Dracula. She has also worked on series such […]

NBCU hires Fever development boss

The former head of development at UK indie Fever Media has joined his old boss David Mortimer at NBCUniversal International’s television production division. TBI has learned that Jack Burgess has joined NBCUI Television Production. The move reunites him with Mortimer, who in April exited Fever – the company he launched in 2006 with the late Richard […]