NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke was named head of Amazon Studios on Friday. “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 said while she’s “honored and emboldened by the opportunity to lead this extraordinary business,” leaving NBC is bittersweet. “NBC has been an amazing home – creatively, professionally and personally – and I leave there knowing that the work we did had groundbreaking impact,” said Salke. “It’s an exciting time to be a content creator, and I look forward to being on the front lines of an innovative business with storytelling at its heart.” Amazon had been looking for a replacement for Roy Price, ousted after an allegation of sexual harassment, since October.
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Katie Holmes will star in and exec produce an untitled Fox drama pilot from Ilene Chaiken (Empire) and Melissa Scrivner Love (Person of Interest). The Dawson’s Creek alum will play an FBI special agent who must rebuild her life after a career-crushing affair with a general. Project comes from 20th Century Fox Television and 3Arts.
Fox News is going over the top with opinion platform Fox Nation. The digital offering is geared “entirely toward Fox News superfans, who represent the most loyal audience in cable,” said John Finley, SVP of development and production for FNC. Content will include live daily dives into issues of the day, as well as long-form […]
FOX Sports detailed broadcast plans for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, slating all 64 matches live, including a record 38 matches on broadcast television with 26 on FS1. From June 14-July 15, all matches will also be available to be live-streamed via FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer Match Pass. Group stage action kicks […]