Last week Amazon announced the hiring of the former NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke as the new head of Amazon Studios.
Jennifer Salke will replace Roy Price who left Amazon amid accusation of sexual harassment.
During her time at NBC she led shows like This Is Us, The Good Place, and Superstore.
Warm welcome to Jennifer Salke as our new Head of Amazon Studios! It has been an honor and privilege to have served as interim head to a great team. Looking forward to this team’s awesome future! https://t.co/l368YMLji8 via @thr
— Albert Cheng (@albert_cheng) February 9, 2018
“What stood out about Jen was the deep relationships she has nurtured with creators and talent over her career, spanning NBCU, 20th Century Fox and Aaron Spelling Productions,” said Jeff Blackburn, senior vp business development and entertainment at Amazon. “She’s built an impeccable reputation as a big leader who emphasizes creativity, collaboration and teamwork.”
“I’m incredibly excited about the future at Amazon Studios,” Salke said. “In the studio’s relatively short existence they have innovated, disrupted and created characters that are already an indelible part of pop culture. I am both honored and emboldened by the opportunity to lead this extraordinary business. Of course, this is also bittersweet for me. NBC has been an amazing home — creatively, professionally and personally — and I leave there knowing that the work we did had groundbreaking impact. 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.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter
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