Sharon Tal Yguado


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 […]

Amazon gets Undone with toon from BoJack Horseman team

Amazon Studios has given the greenlight to a half-hour animated series from the team behind Netflix comedy BoJack Horseman. Undone is going straight to series on Amazon Prime Video following an order from Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted series at Amazon Studios. The show is from BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy, who […]

Amazon adapts space opera novel Consider Phlebas

Amazon Prime Video is set to adapt Iain M. Banks (pictured) novel Consider Phlebas with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment (The Big Short, Moonlight) producing. The series will be adapted by Dennis Kelly (Utopia) after Amazon acquired the global television rights. Consider Phlebas draws on a fictional world created by Banks, which is referred to […]

Amazon lands Lord of the Rings TV remake

Amazon has acquired the global rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, for TV adaptation across multiple seasons. The upcoming original, rumoured to be costing US$250 million, will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment. The […]

Amazon calls in The Boys for superhero drama

Showrunner Eric Kripke and actor Seth Rogen (pictured) have landed a superhero drama Amazon Prime Video called The Boys. The show is based on Garth Ennis’ comic book series, and will debut on the Amazon SVOD service in 2019, with Sony Pictures Television attached as producing studio. Showrunner Kripke (Supernatural), director Evan Goldberg (Preacher), Rogen, […]

Joe Lewis departs in ongoing Amazon sweep

Joe Lewis, head of half hour and drama series development at Amazon, is the latest executive to depart from the company after the resignation of Roy Price over sexual harassment claims. Lewis has resigned from the company but has given no reason for his departure, according to Reuters. He joins Morgan Wandell, Amazon’s head of […]

Fox looks to Balian as Tal Yguado joins Amazon

Fox Networks Group has handed control of its global programming initiative to FX Networks executive VP Gina Balian, as global scripted chief Sharon Tal Yguado joins Amazon Studios. Balian was recently promoted to EVP of series development at US cable channel FX Networks and its production arm, FX Productions, and is now adding the FNG […]

Fox poaches Keshet exec in drama originals plan

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa has poached Sara Johnson from Keshet UK as a first step in a plan to source and produce original programming at a regional level. Johnson (pictured) will be VP, scripted drama at the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcast group, which is based in London. She will report to FNG Europe […]

Hungry for horror

What is whetting the appetite of horror fans? Zombies? Demons? Monsters? Jesse Whittock looks for answers from the key broadcasters, producers and distributors behind the best fear-inducing shows on television On Friday, October 9, 2015, around 15,000 people flooded into Madison Square Garden in New York City to attend an exclusive event for the season […]

Cinemax lands Walking Dead creator Kirkman drama

US premium cable net Cinemax has put a pilot for Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s new sci-fi drama into pre-production. Kirkman developed the series, Outcast, with Fox International Channels at the same time as working on a comic book series of the same name through his Skybound label last year. HBO-backed Cinemax has now greenlit […]