Pearlena Igbokwe, Universal Studio Group Chief is proving herself worth the title. After summing up her new highly appreciated executive team, she expanded her purview by bringing Universal Television Alternative Studio under the umbrella of the Universal Studio. An announcement for the staff members made by Igbokwe on last Thursday put a seal to the moving. We are going to witness great teamwork from Pearlena Igbokwe and Toby Gorman. Now allow me to get some details about the merger, or you can say acquisition.
Previous Heads and reason for leaving: Universal Television Alternative Studio
Paul Telegdy who was the Entertainment Head of NBC and Meredith Ahr who was the President of NBC Entertainment both left the studio more precisely were forced to leave. Paul left about a month ago and Meredith later this week. They got accused of fostering a toxic culture and showing sexist, racist, homophobic and misogynistic behaviour within the studio and especially in the reality section. A report from Hollywood Reporter says that the investigator interviewed more than 60 employees from the network being both former and current employees. As a result, it got revealed that both the former senior employees, Telegdy and Ahr behaved in an out of the line manner. After Meredith Ahr, Toby Gorman got promoted to be the head of the entertainment studio.
Toby Gorman and his role in the new team: Universal Studios
When Ahr got the title of the head, Gorman got tapped to lead the development, sales and affairs of the division. He will now report to Igbokwe in the same way as he used to answer to Ahr. When working with Ahr, Gorman was responsible for NBC’s Making It, The Wall, Songland, Weakest Link, The Titan Games and World of Dance. After joining the team under Pearlena Igbokwe, he will remain as previewer of his old projects. Toby will collaborate with everyone in the entertainment circle from production to casting and business as he used to do before.
The memo issued by Pearlena Igbokwe: Universal Studios
After general greetings, the memo welcomes the Universal Alternative Studio team in the family. It gave some details about the team Toby will be joining and his role in the group. Some significant achievements made by Universal Television Alternative Studio under the leadership of Toby got a place in the memo. Igbokwe also mentioned the names of the other studios which joined the Universal Studios such as UTV, NCB Universal International Studios and UCP. The head also expressed her pleasure to the collaboration with UTAS.
Pearlena worked for what she got and now oversees a group that has NBC Universal International Studios, Universal Content Production, Universal Television and the recent addition Universal Television Alternative Studios. All will agree that this portfolio is an impressive one, and we can now look forward to great feasts in entertainment. Here ends all that I could tell you about the incorporation of UTAS in Universal Studios but stay tuned with us for the latest news and more such content. In the meantime, read another article by me about a feud between the old and new Charmed cast.