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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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