Jennifer Mullin


Fremantle taps ex-CMT exec for unscripted post

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has hired former CMT development head Jayson Dinsmore as president of alternative programming and development. Dinsmore replaces former executive vice president Toby Gorman, who exited last year to join a new A. Smith unit created in November. In his new role, Dinsmore will lead the company’s domestic and global unscripted development […]

Fremantle hires ex-Chernin TV chief for drama

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has named ex-Chernin Entertainment TV chief Dante Di Loreto as its president of scripted entertainment. The position is a new one. Its creation comes after news of the departure Craig Cegielski, who oversaw FMNA’s scripted business as co-CEO, emerged earlier month. Di Loreto will report to Jennifer Mullin, who is now […]

Cegielski departs FremantleMedia North America co-CEO role

Craig Cegielski is leaving FremantleMedia North America, where he has been co-CEO for three years. His co-CEO Jennifer Mullin, will take over as the company’s sole chief executive. Commenting on his departure, FM CEO Cécile Frot-Coutaz said FMNA was “in brilliant shape”. “Our unscripted output continues to enjoy outstanding success, strengthened further by the return next season […]

Segal exiting CEO post at Fremantle prodco

Philip Segal is to leave FremantleMedia North America-owned Original Productions this spring. Segal will exit his CEO post at the end of his current contract, with Original COO and executive VP of business affairs Ernie Avila and EVP of development and programming Sarah Whalen taking over in the interim. Original sits alongside unscripted prodcos such […]

Deal round up: Fremantle pitches in with Tent City

FremantleMedia North America has scored a production deal with US prodco Tent City Entertainment, to-line news in today’s round up. The deal will see FremantleMedia’s US arm working with Tent City co-founders and former LMNO Productions execs Lori Rothschild Ansaldi and Lisa Bourgoujian (pictured) on true crime programming. LA-based Tent City is known for shows […]

Exec pair replacing Beers at FremantleMedia

Craig Cegielski and Jennifer Mullin have been named co-CEOs of FremantleMedia North America to replace current incumbent Thom Beers (pictured left). Cegielski (right) is currently executive VP, scripted programming and Mullin (below, left) EVP of current programming. They will step up when Beers exits upon the end of his contract this summer, both reporting to […]

Courteney Cox quiz sells to Tribune stations

A new pop culture quiz show from Friends star Courteney Cox and her actor husband David Arquette has sold to Tribune Broadcasting stations covering 40% of the US. Celebrity Name Game, which was developed by the couple’s Coquette Productions and showrunner Scott St. John, will air on channels such as WPIX in New York, KTLA […]