Jim Sullivan has been tapped chief operating officer at SNL Studios, NBC’s newly created production company.
Reporting to SNL Studios chairman Lorne Michaels, Sullivan will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s TV and film divisions, working closely with the studio’s prexy, Richard Feldman, and its TV president, Marci Klein.
“I value Jack’s judgment enormously,” Michaels said. “I’m glad he agreed to become part of this.”
The studio most recently produced the TV special “Saturday Night Live: The 25th Anniversary” and partnered with Paramount Pictures to make the pics “A Night at the Roxbury,” “Superstar” and the upcoming “The Ladies’ Man.”
Sullivan has a long history teaming with Michaels on projects, first joining him in 1994 to work for his Gotham-based conglom Broadway Video.
Last year, Sullivan was named head of the company’s entertainment division, overseeing Broadway subsidiaries Burly Bear Network, TV Books’ publishing and Principato Management. He will stay on at Broadway while tackling his new responsibilities at SNL.