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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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