JoAnn Alfano


NBCUniversal’s Alfano switches to Universal TV

NBCUniversal exec JoAnn Alfano, former producer of 30 Rock, is joining NBC’s Universal Television as executive vice president of current series and new business development. Alfano will report to Universal TV president Pearlana Igbokwe. In her new position, Alfano will oversee and manage all aspects of Universal TV’s current series department and will also help […]

Amazon orders Hanna spin-off from NBCUniversal

NBC Universal International Studios has secured a straight so series order from Amazon Studios to create a scripted series based on Focus Features’ hit movie Hanna (2011). The series will be written by David Farr, who co-wrote the feature film and adapted John Le Carre’s The Night Manager for BBC/AMC. Hanna is a high-concept thriller […]

Ex-Channel 4 drama exec joins Working Title

UK-based Working Title Television UK has hired the former head of drama development at broadcaster Channel 4, Surian Fletcher-Jones. Also joining the NBCUniversal International Studios-backed prodco is Georgina Gordon-Smith, a former United Agents rep who becomes development executive. Fletcher-Jones is known for overseeing development on C4 series such as Cucumber, Banana and Indian Summers. She […]

West Wing producer to head Working Title US

Former West Wing producer Andrew Stearn has been named president of NBCUniversal International Studios-backed Working Title Television US. The former president of television at John Wells Productions comes after Working Title TV US’s executive VP, Gina Girolamo exited after less than a year to return to Gossip Girl producer Alloy Entertainment. Stearn is best known […]

NBCU Int’l Studios moves Coan to UK

NBCuniversal International Studios has promoted Tom Coan to senior VP and will relocate the LA executive to London. Coan (pictured) was most recently VP, scripted programming for the global NBCU production arm, but will now work on strengthening scripted from the Comcast Communications-owned firm’s London base. He will continue to report to executive VP, scripted […]

NBCU inks Thorne duo development deal

NBCUniversal has signed a one-year first-look deal with UK writing duo Jim Keeble and Dudi Appleton. NBCU International Television Production’s deal runs through Keeble and Appleton’s indie 87 Films and encompasses their writing and producing capabilities. NBCUITVP’s executive VP, scripted programming JoAnn Alfano will oversee the agreement and develop 87’s scripts for the US, UK […]

NBCUniversal strikes TV deal with Tom Hardy’s prodco

NBCUniversal has agreed a first-look deal with Hardy Son & Baker, the production company of British actor and Hollywood star Tom Hardy (Dark Knight Rises). The two-year agreement between NBCU’s International Television Production division and Hardy Son & Baker will see the pair work up original drama projects. Specifically, JoAnn Alfano, executive VP, scripted Programming […]

NBCU hires international scripted boss

NBCUniversal International Television Production has hired JoAnn Alfano as executive VP, scripted programming. Alfano will be based in LA and run the international scripted business overseeing development and production at NBCU-backed prodcos Carnival, Lucky Giant and Matchbox Pictures. She will also work with Working Title Television and Lark Productions, both of which NBCU has production […]