Jennifer Salke
United States
2018

Amazon Studios

Jennifer
Salke

Head

After the departure of Amazon Studios head Roy Price amid sexual harassment claims, the digital giant turned to NBC Entertainment president Salke for a culture change. She helped shepherd such hits as “This Is Us” and Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” cycle. At Amazon, she inherits the $250 million “Lord of the Rings” series and the task of moving “Transparent” forward without star Jeffrey Tambor. But with Netflix producing content at a breathtaking pace and Apple joining the fray, Salke is countering with a carefully curated slate, such as a series adaptation of Pulitzer-winning “The Underground Railroad,” orders for shows by Marvel wizards the Russo brothers and “The Office” creator Greg Daniels and a first-look deal with “Get Out” director Jordan Peele.

Career

  • 20th Century Fox
  • NBC Entertainment
  • Amazon Studios

Variety Honors

  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Amazon's Jennifer Salke Details Global Programming Strategy

Amazon's Jennifer Salke Details Global Programming Strategy

Amazon has a firm grip on online shoppers. Now it is broadcasting its goals to expand its reach globally through television and movies."International productions are such an important part of our business," said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke at the Television Critics Assn. winter press tour on Wednesday. The studio arm of the e-commerce and web services giant has greenlit production of 17 new original series globally from Britain, Germany, India, Mexico and elsewhere, and Salke said to expect more...

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