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Jennifer Salke named head of Amazon Studios.

NBC Entertainment PresidentJennifer Salkehas been named head ofAmazonStudios.

Salke will oversee all television and film production for Amazon's entertainment arm, reporting to Jeff Blackburn, Senior VP of business development and digital entertainment.

As per media reports,Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has issued a mandate for the company to pursue broad, big-budget fare rather than the arthouse-style fare that has characterised Amazon's output to date.

As reported in the media, Amazon in November 2017 committed $250 million to a rights deal for the "Lord of the Rings" franchise with the goal of producing multiple series. Amazon has also committed to a two-season order for a new take on the "Conan the Barbarian" franchise.

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Publication:Broadcast Pro Middle East
Date:Feb 10, 2018
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