Sarah Cooper

Exclusive: NBCU International Studios COO to exit

NBCUniversal International Studio’s (NBCUIS) chief operating officer Sarah Cooper is to step down from her position, TBI can reveal. Cooper (pictured) joined the UK-based production division of NBCU in 2013 with a far-reaching remit that included working with then NBCUIS president Michael Edelstein to drive value from its shows, which include period drama Downton Abbey, […]

NBCU raids FremantleMedia for commercial exec

NBCUniversal has hired Dominic Burns as its new senior VP, brand management and commercial. He joins from the UK arm of FremantleMedia where he was commercial director, overseeing rights and digital production. Prior to that he was senior VP, licensing and entertainment, EMEA, at the RTL-owned producer and distributor. At NBCU, Burns will develop brand […]

NBCU poaches FremantleMedia exec

NBCUniversal has recruited Jacqueline Moreton from FremantleMedia and she will join the studio’s International TV Production division in London as senior VP, business affairs. NBCU said Moreton will be “instrumental in implementing NBCU International TV Production’s strategy as it enters its next phase of growth”. At FremantleMedia she was head of legal and business affairs […]

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 […]

Donati, Brainch among raft of NBCU appointments

NBCUniversal International senior exec Duccio Donati is moving to a new role overseeing the E! cable channel in the US, with a CNBC chief taking his role. Concurrently, NBCUI has tapped a senior UK factual production creative to lead a major charge into unscripted programming. Donati (pictured), currently executive VP of NBCU division Universal Networks […]

NBCU cooks up Top Chef deals

NBCUniversal has sealed new deals for its Top Chef format with free-to-air broadcasters in Europe and Asia, TBI has learned. The show, in which chefs compete against each other in culinary challenges, has been picked up by La Sexta in Spain and SCTV in Indonesia, which will both air local versions. The SCTV agreement is […]

NBC Universal poaches BBC Worldwide deputy CEO

The international production arm of Hollywood studio NBCUniversal has hired Sarah Cooper as COO. She joins from BBC Worldwide where she was COO and deputy CEO. In the newly-created role of COO, Cooper will report to Michael Edelstein, president, NBCUniversal International Television Production. She starts on March 11. Based in London, Cooper will have day-to-day […]