Just weeks after former NBC Entertainment boss Jennifer Salke took over as head of Amazon Studios, Deadline reports that the company has restructured its TV operation.
“Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng, who served as interim head of the studio following the ouster of Roy Price last fall until Salke’s appointment, has been named co-head of television,” Deadline reports. “Additionally, Sharon Tal Yguado, who had overseen all scripted TV programming for Amazon for the six months following the exits of Price and his top lieutenant Joe Lewis, will return to the role she was originally brought in for as Head of Genre.”
Deadline adds: “Marc Resteghini, who most recently oversaw current drama series, has been named Head of Drama (non-genre), replacing Nick Hall, who has been named Head of Alternative. Gina Kwon and Ryan Andolina will continue as co-heads of comedy. Georgia Brown, Amazon’s director of original TV for Europe, has been named Head of UK-originated Scripted TV. Heather Schuster remains Head of Unscripted and Melissa Wolfe remains Head of Kids Programming.”
A co-head of television, to be partnered with Cheng, is expected to be named in the months ahead.
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