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Pivot promotes Jennie Morris

Morris, who came to the Participant Media-owned cable net in 2013, has been upped to EVP of acquisitions, research and network operations.
March 6, 2015

Participant Media-owned U.S. cable net Pivot has upped Jennie Morris to EVP of acquisitions, research and network operations.

Morris came to Pivot in 2013 as SVP, acquisitions and operations. During her tenure, the net has acquired and licensed such documentaries as Lisa F. Jackson’s It Happened Here, which looks at sexual assault on campus, and Ric Roman Waugh’s examination of PTSD, That Which I Love Destroys Me.

In her new role, Morris will oversee Pivot’s research and network operations in addition to scheduling and the acquisition of feature films, docs and off-net series.

“Jennie has been instrumental in helping to grow Pivot over the past 18 months,” said Pivot general manager Kent Rees in a statement. “She is the rare executive that has both the ability to bring an analytical eye to the programming lineup and a creative eye for what will appeal to our audience.”

Prior to Pivot, Morris was VP of affiliate marketing for AMC/Sundance Channel Global and before that, senior director of program planning and scheduling for Sundance Channel.

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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