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Universal Television Alternative Studio ups Monica Rodman

NBC Entertainment’s alternative entertainment division has elevated programming executive Monica Rodman to SVP of development for Universal Television Alternative Studio. Rodman’s promotion comes after she managed the studio’s development slate of global ...
March 15, 2018

NBC Entertainment’s alternative entertainment division has elevated programming executive Monica Rodman to SVP of development for Universal Television Alternative Studio.

Rodman’s promotion comes after she managed the studio’s development slate of global formats, including dancing competition World of Dance, upcoming athletic competition format The Titan Games, artisan competition series Making It and futuristic technology program The Awesome Show.

Rodman joined Universal Television in 2015 as VP of development and oversees the development for many of its top-tier producer deals, including for Jennifer Lopez (World of Dance), Dwayne Johnson (The Titan Games), Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler (Making It) and Chris Hardwick (The Awesome Show).

Additionally, she leads all development initiatives and partnerships for non-NBC platforms, whether with Universal Television Alternative Studio producers or collaborations with third parties.

Prior to joining Universal Television, Rodman spent 12 years in the production field where her non-fiction credits included The Celebrity ApprenticeFashion Star and syndicated courtroom series Judge Judy, for which she is a Daytime Emmy nominee.

“Monica’s expertise in the alternative space has played a huge part in the exciting growth and success the studio is currently experiencing,” said Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio, in a statement. “She has incredible instincts, is thoughtful and collaborative, and is exceptionally well-positioned to lead our producing partners through new challenges as the studio continues to expand.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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