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USA Network’s McGoldrick to replace Syfy’s Stern

NBCUniversal's cable networks Syfy and USA Network have shuffled their executive teams, with Bill McGoldrick (pictured) named the exec VP of original content for Syfy, replacing Mark Stern.
November 5, 2013

NBCUniversal’s cable networks Syfy and USA Network have shuffled their executive teams, with Bill McGoldrick (pictured) named the exec VP of original content for Syfy, replacing Mark Stern.

McGoldrick, most recently the exec VP of original scripted programming for USA, will take on his new role immediately, and report to Syfy president Dave Howe.

In his new role, McGoldrick will oversee the development and production of Syfy’s unscripted and scripted original programming, as well as international coproductions. He will also be responsible for Syfy Films theatrical department.

Stern, who headed up Syfy’s programming for the past 11 years, with credits including¬†Face Off and Warehouse 13, will become the executive producer for an upcoming Syfy series, the network said.

In related news, Jackie de Crinis has been named exec VP of original programming for USA Network. She will report to USA president Chris McCumber.

In the newly created role, she will oversee all production and development of USA’s original programming, including scripted and unscripted. She was promoted from her role as senior program executive for the network. ¬†Previously she worked at firms including ABC, 20th Century Fox and TriStar.

“Bill and Jackie both have uncanny instincts about quality content that resonates with audiences, and are incredibly brand savvy,” said Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

“With this move, Bill expands his development responsibilities while he gets to satisfy a not-so-secret passion for the genre. Jackie, who’s done a fantastic job at USA, gets to take on a well-deserved leadership role. It’s a win/win for Syfy, USA and the entire Cable Entertainment Group.”

Howe added: “Bill comes to Syfy at the perfect time as we refocus our efforts to deliver even more quality, stand-out event programming. I’d also like to thank Mark for his years of passion, drive and dedication. He’s made incredible contributions to the success of the network and I’m delighted that we will continue to benefit from his extraordinary talent.”

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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