This announcement from Turner:
“Kevin Reilly, the new president of TBS and TNT and chief creative officer of Turner Entertainment, has split the networks’ original programming team into two separate units and set the leadership to oversee an aggressive original programming slate at both networks.
“Sandra Dewey, who will continue to oversee business affairs for the networks, is being elevated to president, TNT and TBS Productions and business affairs and will be responsible for running the expanded in-house production arm supplying the two networks.
“Reilly also recruited accomplished television and film producer Sarah Aubrey to serve as executive vice president of original programming for TNT and promoted Turner Broadcasting’s Brett Weitz to executive vice president of original programming for TBS. All three executives report to Reilly.”
Here’s more about Aubrey, who is new to Turner. Again, from the announcement:
“[F]or the past decade [Aubrey] has been partnered with Peter Berg in their production company, Film 44. Together with Berg, Aubrey has produced such projects as the acclaimed film and television series ‘Friday Night Lights’ and the emotionally charged hit film ‘Lone Survivor,’ based on the book of the same name, which is currently being developed into a series.
“The pair has also produced the action movies ‘The Kingdom’ and ‘The Battleship,’ as well as three shows for HBO, including the acclaimed supernatural drama ‘The Leftovers,’ which HBO has already picked up for a second season, and the sports documentary series ‘On Freddie Roach and ‘State of Play.’
“’I have personally known and worked with Sarah since we collaborated on ‘Friday Night Lights’ at NBC almost nine years ago,’ said Reilly. ‘Sarah has that rare instinct with material and talent alike and will be a friend to the creative community. I cannot imagine a better person to bring a fresh new perspective to TNT.’”