A high-ranking executive at NBC will be making the move to Amazon Studios to lead the studio. Variety reports that Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, has been named head of the studio.
The report notes that the move follows “a long search process that captivated Hollywood insiders.”
“Salke will oversee all television and film production for the digital behemoth’s entertainment arm, reporting to Jeff Blackburn, Amazon’s senior VP of business development and digital entertainment,” Variety notes. “She fills the leadership void that opened in early November when longtime Amazon Studios head Roy Price was forced out amid sexual harassment allegations.”
Blackburn is quoted in the report saying: “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. She’s built an impeccable reputation as a big leader who emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and teamwork.”