Jeff Wachtel has decided to step down as the president of NBCUniversal after almost two decades at the company. Deadline brought this news and added that there were internal complaints about Wachtel’s management style.
He headed the studio’s international production companies including Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films, which also recently produced Belgravia for Epix, and British non-scripted firm Monkey, which makes reality hit Made In Chelsea, as well as Australian production company Matchbox Pictures, which recently scored a Netflix deal for Cate Blanchett refugee drama Stateless.
He also led NBCU’s involvement in joint ventures including Working Title Television and David Heyman’s Heyday Television, which produces BBC hit The Capture that recently launched on Peacock.
Before joining NBCUniversal , he was President of Original Programming and Co-President of USA Network. Wachtel originally joined the USA in 2001 as EVP, original programming.
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