Universal Television chief Pearlena Igbokwe (l) has been elevated to head of TV content for NBCUniversal as part of the broader shakeup of NBCU’s senior executive ranks. Bonnie Hammer (r), the NBCU veteran who had been overseeing all TV production, segues into the NBCU vice chairman role that was hastily vacated last month by Ron Meyer.
The Hollywood Radio and Television Society has elected industry leaders from WME, Universal Television, Lionsgate and City National Bank as new officers to a two-year voluntary term, beginning in January, 2018. They are: Marc Korman, partner, WME, who succeeds Eric Schrier, president of programming, FX Networks and president of FX Productions, as president of HRTS; Pearlena Igbokwe, president, Universal Television, […]
NBCUniversal has finalized a deal with Pearlena Igbokwe to become president of Universal Television, effective immediately. Igbokwe, most recently head of drama for NBC, replaces Bela Bajaria, who abruptly exited the post earlier this week. In her new role, Igbokwe will continue to report to Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, who oversees the studio.
Bela Bajaria is leaving her post as president of Universal Television. Sources with knowledge of the situation tell Variety that Pearlena Igbokwe, NBC Entertainment’s EVP of drama development, is set to succeed Bajaria as the head of the studio.
Showtime veteran Pearlena Igbokwe will replace Laura Lancaster, who will serve as a consultant to help with the transition.