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Megan Hooper White to Head ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group’s New Original Movies, Limited Series Division

Megan Hooper White to Head ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group’s New Original Movies, Limited Series Division

ViacomCBS has tapped A+E Networks veteran Megan Hooper White to lead its entertainment and youth group’s newly launched original movies and limited series division as executive vice president, where she is tasked with producing 100 films annually for the conglomerate’s various network brands, including MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, VH1, Cmt and the Smithsonian Channel.

The move comes as ViacomCBS continues to integrate its many parts in the wake of the merger between Viacom and CBS, engaging in several rounds of layoffs. Last week, ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish announced that streaming service CBS All Access would be rebranded to include more cable brands and library programming. The company is now looking to create more programming in house instead of licensing IP.

Hooper White will start May 18 and report to ViacomCBS president of content and chief creative officer Nina L. Diaz.

“As we expand our scripted content with original movies and limited series,

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