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Amazon Studios taps Vernon Sanders as co-head of TV

Amazon Studios has named former NBC exec Vernon Sanders to the newly created position of co-head of television. In his role, Sanders will work alongside co-head of television Albert Cheng – ...
May 22, 2018

Amazon Studios has named former NBC exec Vernon Sanders to the newly created position of co-head of television.

In his role, Sanders will work alongside co-head of television Albert Cheng – who was tapped for the position in April– to oversee the creative and production units of the television operation for Amazon Prime Video.

Both will report to Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios.

Salke was previously president of NBC Entertainment before joining Amazon in January 2018.

Sanders has over two decades of experience working in the industry and most recently had an overall production deal with Universal Television.

He previously worked at NBC where he was tasked with managing the network’s scripted slate. Sanders held the positions of EVP of current programming, EVP of comedy programming, and SVP of drama for the network and Universal Television.

“I’m thrilled to announce Vernon Sanders’ appointment to co-head of television for Amazon Studios,” said Salke in a statement. “Having worked side-by-side with him for seven years at NBC Entertainment, I can speak first-hand to his talents as a leader and creative force. I know Vernon and Albert Cheng will be a formidable team as we continue to build Amazon Studios.”

 

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