The Jackal Group


Disney+ appoints marketing boss for SVOD launch

Disney+ has hired former Jackal Group exec Joe Earley as head of marketing and operations for direct-to-consumer and international operations, marking one of its first major appointments.   The exec, who most recently served as president of Gail Berman’s Does It Spark Joy? producer, is to serve as EVP of marketing and operations for the new streaming […]

Earley emerges at Berman’s Jackal

Former Fox Television Group COO Joe Earley has reunited with producer Gail Berman by becoming president of The Jackal Group. Earley exited Fox last year, a move that came after 21 years of service at Rupert Murdoch’s media group, and as the TV broadcast division merged with the Hollywood studio. At Jackal, Earley will report […]

Berman prodco pacts with Singled Out’s Auerbach

Gail Berman’s production outfit, The Jackal Group, has entered into a first-look development deal with veteran producer Gary Auerbach, who launched MTV series Laguna Beach and Singled Out. The pact includes development of scripted and non-scripted programming. Auerbach was most recently executive VP of NBCUniversal-owned Wilshire Studios, where he was able to sell 35 shows […]

LA Screenings 2015: Puppet masters

Muppets, medics and movie characters will be filling US network schedules over the next year. Jesse Whittock examines the trends, and what this means for buyers at the LA Screenings Over the next US broadcast season, audiences will finally learn the backstory of the Muppets. They will also be introduced to the latest contenders vying […]

Fox making Rocky Horror TV special

US broadcast network Fox is planning to air a TV version of cult classic movie and stage play The Rocky Horror Picture Show. High School Musical’s Kenny Ortega will direct and choreograph the two-hour special, and Gail Berman, the former Fox Entertainment boss, will exec produce. Lou Adler, who produced the original 1975 movie, is also […]

SBS, Stan partner for Tim Kring’s Dig

SBS and Stan have joined forces to acquire broadcast and subscription on-demand rights to Tim Kring’s latest US drama, Dig. SVOD platform Stan takes first window rights soon after episodes go out on USA Network in the US following a deal with distributor Keshet International. The 10-part show – from Keshet Broadcasting, Universal Cable Productions, […]

Berman resurfaces with Fox-backed Jackal

Gail Berman has resurfaced six months after leaving her US prodco BermanBraun, and will lead a new Fox Networks Group-backed production group. The Jackal Group will focus on scripted, unscripted and factual programming. Berman will have an equity stake in the business, and lead it as CEO and chairman. She will sit on the board […]