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Bill McGoldrick Joins Chernin Entertainment as EVP of Film

Bill McGoldrick, former president of authentic content material for NBCUniversal Entertainment Networks, has joined Chernin Entertainment as Executive Vice President of Film and Television, the corporate introduced Thursday. In addition, Starz veteran Juan Alfonso was named SVP of Film and Television and Vibiana Molina as EVP of enterprise affairs.

All the executives will report back to Jenno Topping, Chernin Entertainment’s president of Film and Television.

Chernin has grown its content material manufacturing within the final yr, together with a multiyear first-look partnership with Spotify to adapt the audio streamer’s authentic podcasts for TV, movie and digital video. The firm additionally partnered with award-winning producer Connor Schell, former senior govt at ESPN, to provide high-end, unscripted content material. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Bill, Juan, Vibiana, Christina and Jordan to our existing team of powerhouse creative executives,” Topping mentioned in an announcement.

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While at NBCUniversal Entertainment Networks, McGoldrick oversaw growth and present for all authentic content material on the corporate’s streaming service Peacock, together with the collection “Dr. Death,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Girls5eva” and “Rutherford Falls.” McGoldrick additionally oversaw scripted originals for NBCUniversal’s cable leisure networks (USA Network, SYFY, Bravo and E!), and unscripted originals for USA and SYFY together with collection equivalent to “Sinner,” “Dirty John” and “Suits.” Prior to taking up authentic content material for Peacock in 2019, McGoldrick served as president of scripted content material for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, and Unscripted Content for USA and SYFY.

Alfonso beforehand served as SVP of Original Programming at Starz, the place he labored in growth for a lot of exhibits together with the upcoming horror-comedy “Shining Vale” starring Courteney Cox and Greg Kinnear, as effectively because the upcoming “Gaslit” starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn. Alfonso additionally contributed to a few separate spinoffs of the hit present “Power” and the tv prequels for Lionsgate’s “John Wick” franchise. Before that, Alfonso spent seven years at Disney/ABC Studios, the place he developed the Emmy-winning “American Crime,” Marvel’s “Agent Carter” and “Grand Hotel” produced by Eva Longoria. He additionally labored underneath an general deal for showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters and served as govt producer on ABC’s “Emergence.”

Molina beforehand served as EVP of enterprise and authorized affairs at Fox 21 Television Studios.

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