Jen Salke's appointment "comes at a critical juncture for the Seattle-based retailing giant. It must craft a cohesive programming strategy, mend relations with some Hollywood producers and develop more mainstream hits to better compete against deep-pocketed streaming rivals, including Netflix, HBO and Hulu."
Amazon has announced former NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke as the new head of its TV and film studios. Since Roy Price stepped down from the position last fall amid sexual harassment allegations, Amazon Studios COO Albert...Show More Summary
Amazon has tapped a new executive to lead all original video efforts, after former studio head Roy Price departed in October following sexual harassment allegations. Jennifer Salke, the former president of NBC Entertainment, has been...Show More Summary
Four months after its top creative exec was forced out in the wake of sexual-harassment allegations, Amazon Studios has found its new leader. Jen Salke, a broadcast TV veteran who’s served as NBC Entertainment president since July 2011, has been named head of Amazon Studios, the tech giant announced Friday. ... More »
Jennifer Salke, who championed shows like “This Is Us,” will succeed Roy Price, who was forced out in October after a sexual harassment allegation.
The search for replacement of ousted Amazon Studios head Roy Price is over, with NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke named as new head of Amazon Studios. The broadcast network is expected to announce a replacement for her shortly,...Show More Summary
The search for replacement of ousted Amazon Studios head Roy Price has taken another turn. We hear that leading candidate, A+E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc, has taken herself out of consideration. Along with NBC Entertainment...Show More Summary
Amazon pulled the plug on three of its original series as the streamer moves aggressively to distance itself from the original-programming strategy favored by ousted Amazon Studios President Roy Price, Variety reports. The company canceled “I Love Dick,” “One Mississippi”...
All three comedies had been picked up under ousted executives Roy Price and Joe Lewis. read more
The search for the replacement for ousted Amazon Studios head Roy Price appears to be headed into the home stretch. Out of a pool accomplished female TV and film executives who reportedly had been considered for the job, we hear twoShow More Summary
Meetings up in Seattle with potential candidates to succeed Roy Price continue as one early leading candidate for the job, Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden, is no longer in the running. Sources had told Deadline that the timing didShow More Summary
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Almost two months after the abrupt exit of founding Amazon Studios head Roy Price over sexual harassment allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the company is slowly going through the process of finding a permanentShow More Summary
When Amazon entered the original series arena five years ago under Roy Price, the company put its own twist on the traditional development model with pilot seasons that featured the streaming service uploading its completed pilots onto...Show More Summary
For nearly two months, the Walt Disney Co. evaded the sexual misconduct scandals that have afflicted some of its rivals. While Amazon (Roy Price), Warner Bros. (Brett Ratner) and Netflix (Kevin Spacey) were forced to face the public spotlight over their respective controversies, Disney managed to stay above the fray. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Claims that go beyond previous reports simmered inside the e-commerce giant’s Hollywood unit. Some executives say the company’s policy of giving its business operations autonomy may have given Mr. Price extra leeway.
In a story that would be kind of wacky and fun if it didn’t concern two awful people, The Hollywood Reporter says that Woody Allen was supposed to play clarinet with his jazz band at the wedding of former Amazon Studios head Roy Price before the allegations about him being a harassing creep came out and his fiancée… Read more...
In what’s generally referred to as “not a good look,” Amazon executive Roy Price, who was recently placed on leave from his position amid claims of sexual harassment, was originally going to have Woody Allen’s jazz band perform at his wedding. You’ll of course remember that Allen has been accused ... More »
Amid a sexual harassment scandal that resulted in the resignation of Amazon Studios head Roy Price -- as well as a failure to drum up any recent buzzy originals in the vein of competitors like Netflix and Hulu -- Amazon announced that...Show More Summary