Jennifer Salke


TBI Weekly: Berlinale spotlights Netflix’s sour reception amidst Europe’s scripted boom

The growing influence of European series was evident at Berlinale’s fourth TV market, which hosted some of the biggest small-screen players, including Netflix – which, at times, received a less than desirable reception. Netflix was on the charm offensive at this year’s event, bringing titles to screen and a list of execs to schmooze with […]

Berlinale: Amazon will look for “more curation” than competitors

Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke has said that while the business has become a global home for talent, it is looking for “more curation” than its competitors, during a press conference for new drama Hanna at the Berlinale Series. Salke, who inherited Hanna when she joined as head of Amazon Studios this time last year, says she has spent […]

Amazon greenlights Burnett’s Eco-Challenge, partners with Neil Gaiman

Amazon Studios has greenlit a revival of competition series Eco-Challenge from Survivor creator Mark Burnett and Bear Grylls. The SVOD platform has ordered Eco-Challenge 2019, which sends more than 50 teams on a 350-mile race that spans canoeing, mountaineering, whitewater rafting and scuba diving. The program (pictured below), which aired in the 1990s across Discovery Channel […]

Exclusive: Amazon eyes Bachelor producer for unscripted role

Network execs from ABC and Fox are being eyed for top unscripted roles at Top Gear SVOD platform Amazon. TBI understands that Robert Mills, senior vice-president of alternative series, specials, and late-night programming at US broadcaster ABC and long-time producer of The Bachelor, is among the frontrunners for the head of unscripted role at the […]

Amazon beefs up drama slate

Amazon Prime Video has announced a number of new shows aimed at consolidating the service’s position among the prestige drama market. The headline announcement is an October debut for The Romanoffs, the first new show from Mad Men creator and showrunner Matthew Weiner. The original anthology series is set to premiere on Friday, 12th October […]

Amazon snaps up rights to Witherspoon’s Daisy Jones

Amazon Studios’ Jennifer Salke says the streaming service has agreed a pre-emptive series order for 13 episodes of a drama based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s highly sought-after novel, Daisy Jones & The Six, co-produced by Reese Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine outfit. Circle of Confusion is also co-producer of the title. It will launch exclusively on […]

Amazon’s Salke reveals plans, greenlights Modern Love series

Amazon Studios’ new chief Jennifer Salke (right) has given some insights into her programming plans in a series of interviews with US media outlets. Speaking to The New York Times, she said the company is pushing ahead with its ambitious adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings. She also told Deadline of Amazon’s […]

Amazon Studios appoints Vernon Sanders as co-head of TV

TV industry veteran Vernon Sanders has been drafted in as co-head of television at Amazon Studios. Working alongside Albert Cheng, he will oversee creative and production units for Amazon Prime Video. Commenting on the appointment, Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke said: “Vernon’s undeniable expertise in nurturing talent and creative material will be a huge asset […]

Amazon Studios reshuffles after Salke hire

Amazon Studios has restructured its TV arm after the hire of NBC’s Jennifer Salke as new head of Amazon Studios. Salke’s first move is to up the studio’s COO Albert Cheng, who served as interim head after the departure of Roy Price, to co-head of television. He will also keep his COO title. A partner […]

NBC pair to replace Amazon-bound Salke

US broadcaster NBC has promoted a pair of in-house execs to replace president of entertainment Jennifer Salke, who is soon to join Amazon Studios. Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta have been named co-presidents of scripted programming at NBC Entertainment. They’re being upped after the well-respected Salke, who ushered in series such as This is Us […]

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