Jennifer Salke named head of Amazon Studios

Screen | 1/31/2018 | Staff
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Longtime network television executive Jennifer Salke has been named head of Amazon Studios, finally ending the search for a replacement for departed Amazon film and TV division chief Roy Price.

Price resigned from his post at Amazon last October after a sexual harassment scandal. Candidates to fill the role are said to have included Nancy Dubuc, president of A+E Networks, Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden, and producer and former studio executive Amy Pascal.

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Salke has been president of NBC Entertainment since 2011, with responsibility for comedy development, drama development, current programming, casting and diversity programming initiatives, as well as the operations of Universal Television.

Her relationships with creators and writers are credited with fostering series such as This Is Us, the multiple shows in producer Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise, and The Blacklist.

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In a statement, Jeff Blackburn, Amazon’s senior vice-president, business development and entertainment, said: “What stood out about Jen was the deep relationships she has nurtured with creators and talent...
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