JoAnn Alfano’s Role Expands To Oversee Current Programming, Formats Group In Latest Universal Studio Group Moves

Universal Studio Group chair Pearlena Igbokwe on Tuesday revealed the latest tweaks to the structure of the group that comprises Universal Television, UCP and NBCUniversal International Studios, saying that the International Formats Group has joined the fold to be overseen by JoAnn Alfano, whose role has been expanded.

As part of the tweaks, Formats boss Enrique Guillen, EVP Commercial Strategy and International Development, will be reporting to Alfano, who will now oversee Current Programming for both Universal Television and UCP. She will now hold the title of EVP Scripted Current Series and Head of International Business Development, USG.

USG still needs to replace a Universal TV president and and international president, the latter following the departure of Jeff Wachtel.

Alfano, the veteran Lifetime and Brillstein exec, had been EVP Scripted Programming at NBCUniversal International Studios before returning to the domestic side in 2018 as EVP Current Series and New Business

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