NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke has been named head of Amazon Studios. “What stood out about Jen was the deep relationships she has nurtured with creators and talent over her career, spanning NBCU, Twentieth Century Fox, and Aaron Spelling Productions,” said Jeff Blackburn, SVP Business Development & Entertainment at Amazon. “She’s built an impeccable reputation as a big leader who emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and teamwork.” Salke and A+E Networks President and CEO Nancy Dubuc were reportedly frontrunners for the position; Dubuc pulled herself out of consideration on Thursday.
Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, a media company focused on telling female-driven stories, launched short-form series Meet My Mom on Facebook Watch. Five-episode series features celebs chatting candidly with their mothers. Guests featured with their leading ladies include Witherspoon; Lilly Singh, Adam Rippon, Ashley Graham and Westworld’s Leonardo Nam.
Full Frontal host Samantha Bee is game-ifying the mid-term elections. At the Turner Upfront Wednesday she announced This Is Not a Game: The Game, aimed at revving up awareness and getting 18-24-year-olds to the polls. The game will consist of trivia questions, and meet-ups on social and digital platforms, integrated with Bee’s late-night Turner show. […]
The CW celebrated its expansion to Sunday nights during its New York City Center Upfront yesterday morning. Supergirl will anchor the night at 8p, followed by a rebooted version of Charmed at 9p.
The X-Files’ Gillian Anderson was tapped to star as a sex therapist in Netflix’s Sex Education. Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) has also boarded the original series…. Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones) landed the lead role in Starz’s The Spanish Princess, the third installment following The White Princess and The White Queen.
Telemundo Deportes added another layer to its coverage of the 2018 World Cup Russia, announcing a complete line-up of Telemundo’s daily news and entertainment programming that will run live and on-site from Russia to supplement its coverage during the month-long event. Among the shows to temporarily relocate will be Un Nuevo Dia, Noticias Telemundo, Al […]