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NBC bolsters scripted team, hires Warner exec

NBC has promoted two scripted executives and hired Warner’s Lisa Roos as SVP of drama development. Roos was formerly VP of scripted programming at Warner Horizon Television, where she oversaw the development of content for basic cable networks such as FX, TNT, Cinemax, USA, Syfy, Freeform, MTV, Lifetime, NatGeo and CMT. She joins Deepak Jesrani […]

Realscreen: NBC, Bravo and Facebook execs reveal pitching tips

The Realscreen Summit kicked off in its new home of New Orleans on Monday (28 January) with a session detailing the development and production processes in place for unscripted execs such as Sahara Bushue, SVP of alternative programming for NBC Entertainment; Toby Faulkner, head of unscripted for Facebook; John Feld, SVP of original programming and […]

Electus International’s Pollak lands at NBC

Electus Television and International president John Pollak has moved to NBC’s alternative and reality group to head its domestic sales strategy.  The exec’s appointment comes months after Propagate Content acquired Running Wild With Bear Grylls producer-distributor Electus from IAC in October. At NBC, he will oversee and manage commercial affairs for the business’s unscripted programmes, […]

NBC promotes Meredith Ahr to president of alternative

NBC Entertainment has promoted Meredith Ahr to president of its alternative and reality group. The exec, who previously served as head of the Universal Television Alternative Studios, will take on the role recently vacated by Paul Telegdy, who was promoted to serve as co-chairman of NBC Entertainment alongside George Cheeks. In the role, Ahr will oversee […]

NBC Entertainment appoints new chairs

NBC has appointed Paul Telegdy (pictured, left) and George Cheeks (right) as co-chairmen of its entertainment arm following the exit of Bob Greenblatt. Telegdy most recently served as president of the alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment, while Cheeks serves as co-president of Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios and president of late night […]

NBC’s Paul Teledgy to speak at Edinburgh TV Fest

This year’s Worldview Address at the Edinburgh TV Festival will be given by the president of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Reality Group Paul Teledgy. Telegdy’s major successes among NBC’s unscripted series include The Voice, America’s Got Talent, and American Ninja Warrior; specials programming, including the Golden Globe Awards, the Billboard Awards and the Macy’s Thanksgiving […]

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 […]

Apple orders Spielberg anthology drama

Apple has kicked off its push into high-end scripted programming with the commission of Amazing Stories from director Steven Spielberg. The anthology drama is the first ordered under Apple worldwide video chiefs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg. The deal is nearly complete, with Spielberg’s Amblin Television set to coproduce alongside Universal Television and Bryan […]

Will & Grace gets first SVOD outing with Hulu

All 194 episodes of NBC comedy Will & Grace will be available for streaming in the US on VOD player Hulu. The series will also be made available on the NBC app and satellite, cable and telco pay TV providers from today. The news comes a week ahead of Will & Grace’s return on the […]

NBC hires ex-Endemol Shine unscripted exec

US broadcaster NBC has hired former Endemol Shine North America unscripted production chief Linda Giambrone. She has been named executive VP of production for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS), which launched earlier this year. She was most recently EVP and head of unscripted production at Endemol Shine North America (ESNA), but left […]

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