Amazon Studios has finally found a replacement for Roy Price after a executive stepped down in mid-October over passionate nuisance claims. Jennifer Salke will be stuffing in a tip mark during a online studio after portion for 6 years as NBC’s Entertainment President.
“We are anxious to announce that Jennifer Salke will be fasten us as the Head of Amazon Studios,” Amazon pronounced in a matter supposing to TechCrunch. “Jen brings with her a prolonged and considerable lane record in a party attention — and we are vehement to have her join Amazon.”
Salke stairs in during a quite scattered time for a Studio. While Amazon’s had a share of vicious darlings including Transparent and a new series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a use radically spotless residence after Price’s exit, putting a kibosh on One Mississippi, we Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson, a comedy car for 90s movement star Jean-Claude Van Damme that had usually recently launched.
At a time, a use was reportedly creation a change toward some-more mainstream transport underneath marching orders from Jeff Bezos, rather than the endowment provender a association had formerly focused on. Hiring a tip executive from a NBC positively appears to endorse that direction. Though Salke also fostered some vicious darlings during her time, including, notably, The Good Place and long-lived tear-jerker, This Is Us.
Salke’s new purpose finds her stating to Amazon SVP Jeff Blackburn. “What stood out about Jen was the deep relationships she has nurtured with creators and talent over her career, travelling NBCU, Twentieth Century Fox, and Aaron Spelling Productions,” Blackburn says in a statement. “She’s built an exquisite repute as a large personality who emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and teamwork.”
As a conduct of a studio, Salke will be tasked with overseeing both scripted array and film projects for Amazon.
“I’m impossibly vehement about a destiny during Amazon Studios. In a studio’s comparatively brief existence they have innovated, disrupted, and combined characters that are already an memorable partial of pop-culture,” Salke says, “NBC has been an extraordinary home – creatively, professionally and privately – and we leave there meaningful that a work we did had groundbreaking impact.”
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