NBC exec Jennifer Salke named head of Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios has lastly discovered a alternative for Roy Worth after the manager stepped down in mid-October over sexual harassment claims. Jenni...


Amazon Studios has lastly discovered a alternative for Roy Worth after the manager stepped down in mid-October over sexual harassment claims. Jennifer Salke will probably be filling within the prime spot on the on-line studio after serving for six years as NBC’s Leisure President.

“We’re thrilled to announce that Jennifer Salke will probably be becoming a member of us because the Head of Amazon Studios,” Amazon stated in an announcement offered to Exadrive. “Jen brings together with her a protracted and spectacular monitor file within the leisure business — and we’re excited to have her be part of Amazon.”

Salke steps in at a very tumultuous time for the Studio. Whereas Amazon’s had its share of crucial darlings together with Clear and the brand new sequence, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the service primarily cleaned home after Worth’s exit, placing the kibosh on One Mississippi, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson, a comedy automobile for 90s motion star Jean-Claude Van Damme that had solely just lately launched.

On the time, the service was reportedly making a shift towards extra mainstream fare beneath marching orders from Jeff Bezos, moderately than the award fodder the corporate had beforehand targeted on. Hiring a prime govt from a NBC actually seems to verify that course. Although Salke additionally fostered some crucial darlings throughout her time, together with, notably, The Good Place and perennial tear-jerker, This Is Us.

Salke’s new function finds her reporting to Amazon SVP Jeff Blackburn. “What stood out about Jen was the deep relationships she has nurtured with creators and expertise over her profession, spanning NBCU, Twentieth Century Fox, and Aaron Spelling Productions,” Blackburn says within the assertion. “She’s constructed an impeccable popularity as an enormous chief who emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and teamwork.”  

As the top of the studio, Salke will probably be tasked with overseeing each scripted sequence and movie tasks for Amazon.

“I’m extremely excited in regards to the future at Amazon Studios.  Within the studio’s comparatively quick existence they’ve innovated, disrupted, and created characters which can be already an indelible a part of pop-culture,” Salke says, “NBC has been a tremendous dwelling – creatively, professionally and personally – and I depart there realizing that the work we did had groundbreaking influence.”

Featured Picture: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic/Getty Pictures

Leave a Reply