Vernon Sanders

Amazon Studios appoints Vernon Sanders as co-head of TV

TV industry veteran Vernon Sanders has been drafted in as co-head of television at Amazon Studios. Working alongside Albert Cheng, he will oversee creative and production units for Amazon Prime Video. Commenting on the appointment, Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke said: “Vernon’s undeniable expertise in nurturing talent and creative material will be a huge asset […]

NBC promotes Evans to current role

NBC has promoted 22-year veteran Bruce Evans to executive vice president of current programming. Evans will replace Vernon Sanders who departed for sister company Universal TV in November. The veteran most recently served as senior vice president of current and daytime programming for NBC, overseeing Days of Our Lives, The Blacklist and Blindspot. He joined […]

NBC vet Sanders departs for Universal TV

NBC’s executive vice president of current programming, Vernon Sanders, is leaving the role to become a producer with NBC’s sister company, Universal Television. Sanders has signed an exclusive overall producing deal with Universal TV. He will now work on the anthology series Amazing Stories, one of the first dramas commissioned by Apple and produced by Universal TV […]

Universal TV gets new president

NBC Entertainment has promoted Bela Bajaria to president of production unit Universal Television, and named a new executive VP of comedy programming. Bajaria was previously EVP, but has been upped after joining NBC in 2011 to rebuild the Peacock’s network studio operation. “Bela has done an incredible job of starting a studio from scratch three […]

NBC consolidates scripted as Rabinowitz exits

US broadcaster NBC is creating a single unit to house its comedy and drama development divisions, and is saying goodbye to Tal Rabinowitz as a result. The Peacock is switching strategy back to a combined division – as it has had on numerous occasions in the past – under Pearlena Igbokwe and Vernon Sanders. Rabinowitz, […]