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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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$231.7M Disney -25.30%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$126.5M Paramount Pictures -31.50%
Let's Be Cops
Let's Be Cops3Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$32.6M Fox -29.54%
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.