The Peacock has rearranged a few feathers, moving NBC Studios execs Michael Thorn and Gina Girolamo to the network side.
Move is the latest among recent inhouse cross-cultural shuffles in the TV world, including Touchstone execs jumping to sib ABC and Fox execs shifting to 20th Century Fox TV.
In this case, former NBC Studios primetime series VP Thorn has been named veep of drama development at NBC Entertainment, while Girolamo, who was director of primetime series for NBC Studios, will now be veep of comedy development at the network.
Thorn will report to drama development senior VP Christopher Conti, while Girolamo reports to comedy development senior VP Cheryl Dolins. NBC Entertainment prexy Kevin Reilly made the announcement Friday.
Reilly said he would look to Thom to “further enhance NBC’s high standards of drama development” and that Girolamo had shown enough promise to land the new gig.
Also promoted is Justin Levy, who was named manager of comedy development. Levy was previously Reilly’s exec assistant at NBC and FX.
Thorn first joined NBC Studios in June 2003, helping develop skeins including “Hawaii” and “LAX.” Before that, he was VP of series development and programming at USA Network.
While there, he handled projects such as “Peacemakers,” “Monk,” “Touching Evil” and “The Dead Zone.” Thorn’s credits also include stints at Big Ticket TV and La Plante Prods.
Girolamo, meanwhile, first joined NBC Studios as a manager for Saturday morning and family programs; she later moved to primetime, handling shows including “Providence” and “AUSA.” Last season she focused solely on comedy. Before NBC, Girolamo served at the WB.