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Fox Entertainment’s SideCar names exec team

Fox Entertainment’s new company SideCar has unveiled its executive roster, led by Gail Berman. SideCar is a “content development accelerator,” headed up by The Jackal Group founder and CEO Berman. The new ...
July 8, 2019

Fox Entertainment’s new company SideCar has unveiled its executive roster, led by Gail Berman.

SideCar is a “content development accelerator,” headed up by The Jackal Group founder and CEO Berman. The new unit was established to identify and incubate scripted and unscripted content for the Fox network and its third-party platforms. Fox Entertainment will retain ownership of all series that originate under the SideCar banner.

Among new key positions named are Hend Baghdady (pictured), who assumes the role of executive vice president of development and productions.

Baghdady was previously SVP of alternative and production for The Jackal Group, where her credits included executive producing Tidying Up with Marie Kondo for Netflix.

Meanwhile, Alana Romoff has been named VP of development, and Matthew Chadwick is stepping into the role of VP of alternative programming and production.

Romoff previously oversaw the development and production of The Jackal Group’s scripted television projects, while Chadwick was head of production at Animation Domination High-Def Studios.

Other key roles include Susan Lierle as SVP of business and legal affairs; Jeff Nemon as SVP of drama development; and Eduardo Lopez-Mendez as manager of business and legal affairs.

“This truly is an amazing team of accomplished executives,” said Berman in a statement. “I’ve worked with most of them for the past four years, and the reason they’ve all come over to SideCar is because what they’ve produced has been stellar. Now, we all have a unified purpose of determining how best to serve the needs of Fox, as well as those of our third-party partners.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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