Apple has hired Matt Cherniss to be part of its development team for original video content. Cherniss was previously the head of WGN America an Tribune Media, where he oversaw the creation of shows such as Manhattan, Underground, and...Show More Summary
In efforts to build out its video content production team, Apple has hired former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios Matt Cherniss, according to a report on Tuesday.
As it continues to expand its video efforts, Apple has hired the former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios, Matt Cherniss. According to a report from Variety, Cherniss will oversee development at Apple’s growing worldwide video unit. more…
The news comes after Sinclair Broadcast Group acquired Tribune Media and shifted the cabler's focus to "cost-effective originals and reruns," with WGN America now completely out of the scripted originals business. read more
The president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios is stepping down, with the company announcing the resignation today of Matt Cherniss. The executive will remain on board through the end of this month to help with the...
Matt Cherniss is departing his post as president of WGN America, the Tribune Media-owned cable network that has made a push into original programming in recent years. Tribune announced Monday that Cherniss, who also ran the channel’s production entity Tribune Studios, will step down at the end...
Tonight, WGN America launches the second season of its drama Outsiders, which taps into the struggles of small town America. Along with hit Underground Railroad thriller Underground, Outsiders was a breakout, helping fledgling WGN America...Show More Summary
Introducing the cast and creators of Outsiders at TCA, WGN chief Matt Cherniss made a point of tying the drama series about conflict between a small Appalachian town and the Farrell clan of “outsiders,” to the current political climate. Show More Summary
WGN America and Tribune Studios announced the appointment of a new executive vice president of original programming, promoting Jon Wax to the position. Making the announcement was Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios, to whom...
WGN America President Matt Cherniss announced today that the fledgling network has ordered a second season of critically-acclaimed original drama "Manhattan," whose season one finale airs Sunday, October 19 at 10pm ET.
WGN America announced today that it has picked up a second season of its first original, scripted drama ?Salem?. Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios broke the news, bringing word that a 13-episode second season will begin production later this year for a 2015 debut. Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES (May 5, 2014) – WGN America has picked up a second season of its first original, scripted drama “Salem,” it was announced today by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios. “Salem,” which...Show More Summary
Some three months after installing Matt Cherniss as president of WGN America, the Tribune-owned network has ordered its first original scripted series. read more
Tribune’s WGN America is officially an original scripted programming player. Two months after Matt Cherniss was named president and general manager of WGN and indicated he would be looking for a scripted series to define WGN, the superstation has greenlighted its first original scripted series, drama Salem. Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: A week after former top Fox Broadcasting Co. development executive Matt Cherniss was named President/General Manager of Tribune’s superstation WGN America and the newly formed Tribune Studios, another former Fox development executive is headed to Tribune. Show More Summary
In an effort to kick-start original television production, Tribune Co. has hired Matt Cherniss, a former Fox and Warner Bros. executive, as president of WGN America and head of a newly formed Tribune Studios.
Former Fox Broadcasting Co. and FX executive Matt Cherniss is returning to the TV business and reuniting with his former boss Peter Liguori. Cherniss is joining the Tribune Co. as President/General Manager of WGN America and the newly formed Tribune Studios. Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Fox's No.2 programming executive Matt Cherniss will be leaving the network and the TV business. I hear he is in negotiations with Warner Bros. for a job on the feature side. This would mark Cherniss' first stint outside of...Show More Summary