CW Boss Mark Pedowitz Unpacks Pandemic’s Anticipated Effect on Pilot Season

CW Boss Mark Pedowitz Unpacks Pandemic’s Anticipated Effect on Pilot Season As the Covid-19 crisis inches toward the grim yearlong milestone since the much of the country – including Hollywood – shut down last March, this pilot season is shaping up to bear another mark of the ...

Universal Studio Group Head Pearlena Igbokwe on the Importance of Diverse Leadership

Universal Studio Group Head Pearlena Igbokwe on the Importance of Diverse Leadership To make sense of all that has transpired in 2020 and what it portends for the media and entertainment sectors going forward, Variety spoke with a cross section of industry leaders about the broad ...

As Networks Dim in Age of Streaming, Studio Exec Becomes TV’s Top Gig

As Networks Dim in Age of Streaming, Studio Exec Becomes TV’s Top Gig To say that 2020 requires a certain fortitude of the spirit, an ability to roll with the punches, is perhaps an understatement. Amid the backdrop of the pandemic and the ongoing, years-long digestion ...

‘David Makes Man,’ ‘All Rise’ Showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence Signs Warner Bros. TV Overall Deal

‘David Makes Man,’ ‘All Rise’ Showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence Signs Warner Bros. TV Overall Deal Dee Harris-Lawrence has signed a multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. Harris-Lawrence is currently an executive producer and showrunner on the OWN series “David Makes Man” as ...

NBC’s Tracey Pakosta Joins Netflix as Head of Comedy

NBC’s Tracey Pakosta Joins Netflix as Head of Comedy Netflix has found its head of comedy development in former NBC scripted executive Tracey Pakosta. The move reunites Pakosta with Bela Bajaria, her former Universal TV boss. Prior to her role at NBC, ...

Tracey Pakosta Heads to Netflix as Head of Comedy, Leaving NBC

Tracey Pakosta Heads to Netflix as Head of Comedy, Leaving NBC After nearly a decade at NBCUniversal, NBC’s co-president of scripted programming Tracey Pakosta is leaving the company to join Netfix as its head of comedy. The longtime TV exec will oversee ...

Nne Ebong Joins Netflix’s Overall Deals Group Under Brian Wright

Nne Ebong Joins Netflix’s Overall Deals Group Under Brian Wright Nne Ebong is joining the overall deals group at Netflix led by Brian Wright. Wright’s overall deals team, where Ebong will serve as a vice president, was formed in the restructuring under global TV ...

Warner Bros Television Group President and CMO Lisa Gregorian to Step Down

Warner Bros Television Group President and CMO Lisa Gregorian to Step Down Lisa Gregorian, president and chief marketing officer at Warner Bros. Television Group, will step down from her position at the end of the year, the studio announced Monday. Karen Miller, who ...

Warner Bros TV Group President And Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Gregorian To Exit

Warner Bros TV Group President And Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Gregorian To Exit Lisa Gregorian, Warner Bros Television Group’s president and chief marketing officer, is exiting at the end of the year, WarnerMedia said Monday. She had served in those roles since May 2010 and has ...

Warner Bros. TV Group Marketing Chief Lisa Gregorian to Exit Studio at End of the Year (Exclusive)

Warner Bros. TV Group Marketing Chief Lisa Gregorian to Exit Studio at End of the Year (Exclusive) Warner Bros. Television Group president and chief marketing officer Lisa Gregorian is leaving the studio at the end of the year, Variety has learned exclusively. “Lisa shared that she feels this is ...

Nne Ebong Joins Netflix Overall Deals Group

Nne Ebong Joins Netflix Overall Deals Group Brian Wright is adding a key member to his overall deals team at Netflix. Former ABC drama head and creative lead at CAA-backed wiip Nne Ebong has joined the streamer as vp overall deals, original ...

Bela Bajaria smashes silos in Netflix senior ranks

Bela Bajaria smashes silos in Netflix senior ranks Initiates hefty restructure six weeks after replacing Cindy Holland. Netflix’s vice president of global TV Bela Bajaria has assembled her leadership team after weeks of departures among the ...

Netflix TV Chief Bela Bajaria Sets Global Leadership Team, Restructures US Operations

Netflix TV Chief Bela Bajaria Sets Global Leadership Team, Restructures US Operations Following the exit of several top executives, Netflix’s head of global television Bela Bajaria has set her new global leadership team and overhauled the streaming service’s U.S. operations under her ...

Netflix’s Head Of Global TV Bela Bajaria Restructures U.S. Programming Departments, Resulting In Handful Of Layoffs; Sets Top International Team

Netflix’s Head Of Global TV Bela Bajaria Restructures U.S. Programming Departments, Resulting In Handful Of Layoffs; Sets Top International Team A month and a half after being elevated to Head of Global TV at Netflix, Bela Bajaria has reorganized the streamer’s U.S. TV operation with an increased focus on tentpole shows and getting the most ...

Netflix Global TV Head Bela Bajaria Sets Leadership Team

Netflix Global TV Head Bela Bajaria Sets Leadership Team A little more than a month after being named head of global TV at Netflix, Bela Bajaria has set her leadership team. The new management structure puts all television worldwide under one umbrella, and ...

Los Angeles D.A. Challenger Attracting Big Hollywood Money & Support; Reed Hastings, Channing Dungey & Steven Spielberg Among Donors

Los Angeles D.A. Challenger Attracting Big Hollywood Money & Support; Reed Hastings, Channing Dungey & Steven Spielberg Among Donors George Gascón’s bid to be Los Angeles County’s next District Attorney replacing two-term incumbent Jackie Lacey has all the drama of a Hollywood production, and the challenger has a lot of the ...

‘A Different World’ Reimagining Table Read Hosted By Yara Shahidi & Directed By Debbie Allen Set As ‘Zoom Where It Happens’ Finale

‘A Different World’ Reimagining Table Read Hosted By Yara Shahidi & Directed By Debbie Allen Set As ‘Zoom Where It Happens’ Finale Tessa Thompson, Yara Shahidi, Storm Reid, Kelly McCreary, Oswin Benjamin and Lil’ Yachty will appear in the series finale Tuesday of Zoom Where It Happens, directed by Emmy, Tony and Golden ...

Netflix’s Nina Wolarsky Exits as Vice President of Original Series

Netflix’s Nina Wolarsky Exits as Vice President of Original Series Another Netflix original programming executive is exiting amid the ongoing restructuring at the company. Nina Wolarsky has stepped down as vice president of original series – drama, just weeks after ...

Netflix Original Series Exec Nina Wolarsky Exits Amid Continued Reshuffle

Netflix Original Series Exec Nina Wolarsky Exits Amid Continued Reshuffle Another Netflix exec is exiting the company in the wake of Cindy Holland’s shock departure and Bela Bajaria’s elevation to TV head just over a month ago. Nina Wolarsky, Netflix’s vice president of ...

Nina Wolarsky Steps Down As Netflix VP Original Series – Drama

Nina Wolarsky Steps Down As Netflix VP Original Series – Drama Nina Wolarsky is leaving her post as VP, Original Series – Drama at Netflix. She will stay on to help with the transition; her last day will be in November. Wolarsky was one of the first senior ...

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