Fox Entertainment President Gail Berman is exiting the network to become Studio Chief Brad Grey’s top creative lieutenant at Paramount Pictures, sources said Tuesday.
A Fox spokesman had no comment.
Sources are speculating that Twentieth Century Fox Television Co-President Dana Walden is the leading candidate for Berman’s job, with FX chairman Peter Liguori also in the running.
Berman has headed Fox since 2000, and until now was the longest-serving entertainment president atop any major broadcast network. Under her watch, Fox developed shows including 24, Malcolm in the Middle and Arrested Development.
Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.
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