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2 longform directors out at NBC

NBC confirmed late Monday that two directors of miniseries and motion pictures for TV, Michael Tenzer and Mindy Green, would be exiting the company.

Their leave-taking marks the first major turnover in the longform department since Lindy DeKoven took the reins of the division.

Together, Tenzer and Green had 20 years of experience at the Peacock Web.

NBC’s senior veep of movies, miniseries and motion pictures for TV, DeKoven replaced eight-year veteran Ruth Slawson in March.

DeKoven’s appointment to the movie division was the first major executive change at the Peacock Web since Don Ohlmeyer took over as president of the network’s West Coast operations.

DeKoven came to the web from Lorimar TV, where she had been the studio’s VP of movies and miniseries.

During his six-year tenure, Tenzer was responsible for such projects as “Miss Rose White” and “Deadly Matrimony.”

Green, who had been with the company for 14 years, was directly involved with programs like “Switched at Birth” and “Jackie Collins’ Lady Boss.”

Prior to the May sweeps, the longform division had not delivered particularly strong ratings results. But with a number of big projects headed for the airwaves in the fall, NBC will no doubt be looking at an autumnal uptick — especially with miniseries like Barbara Taylor Bradford’s “Remember” and movies like “Bonanza: The Return” in the offing.

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