Melissa Harper, most lately the chief vp of scripted manufacturing at Fremantle North America, has been tapped to steer NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming as govt vp of manufacturing administration and operations.
Harper will oversee the crew that helps all bodily manufacturing with exterior manufacturing companions, working with Common Studio Group to help in-house productions at NBCU’s linear and streaming platforms, together with NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Syfy, Common Children, USA Community and Peacock. The division is tasked with reviewing manufacturing budgets, assessing plans, managing asset deliveries, guaranteeing production-standard compliance, offering oversight and performing as a liaison between producers and in-house NBCU departments.
“Because the Leisure Content material crew expands its manufacturing scope throughout our eight platforms, we would have liked to create a task that may expertly handle our portfolio-wide help,” mentioned Rovner. “Melissa’s expertise overseeing massive groups on productions of all sizes and styles makes her the right match inside our new construction and I’m thrilled to have her at NBCU.”
Most lately at Fremantle North America, Harper led manufacturing for the studio’s scripted content material, constructing a full division throughout the studio and creating plans for U.S. and worldwide productions. Previous to that, she labored at Starz, finally rising to govt vp of unique manufacturing and functioning as head of originals manufacturing on the Starz Community. She oversaw bodily manufacturing for unique reveals comparable to “Energy,” “Outlander,” “P-Valley,” “Vida,” the “Princess” sequence, “Black Sails” and different sequence, working throughout the U.S., Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, the U.Okay. and the European Union.