Harpo Prods. alum Valerie Schaer has been tapped to head first-run development for NBCUniversal's syndie arm.
Although the TV station business was perhaps at its most difficult in the summer of 2009, the timing was right when it came to selling "30 Rock."
Goodbye Vegas, hello Miami. NATPE's annual convention is headed to the Sunshine State to court the Latin market and give the confab a much-needed shot in the arm.
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The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner1Daily:$1.9M Cumulative:$34.4M Fox -76.03%
A Walk Among the Tombstones
A Walk Among the Tombstones2Daily:$962,590 Cumulative:$13.7M Universal Pictures -67.12%
This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You3Daily:$864,209 Cumulative:$12.4M Warner Brothers -68.56%
The NBC Universal syndie talkshows hosted by Maury Povich and Jerry Springer have engineered renewals on their biggest TV-station groups, Tribune and Sinclair, through the 2009-10 season.
Linda Finnell will head up all programming and creative matters for NBC Universal's new syndie arm.
NBC Enterprises has hired syndication veteran Barry Wallach for the post of executive VP, taking charge of selling original and rerun series to TV stations and cable networks.