Jeff Wachtel Named NBCUniversal International Studios President

Former USA Network programming executive to focus on international and global productions
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NBCUniversal has named Jeff Wachtel as its International Studios President.

Wachtel, who will relocate to London from Los Angeles next summer, will focus on international and global productions in his new position, managing all aspects of television development, production, formats and strategic content partnerships for NBCUniversal International Studios, according to the company.

Wachtel most recently served as chief content officer for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment as well as president of Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios. 

“The ability to produce for a local and a global audience is key to the future success of any major production company. Jeff is one of the few creative executives in the business who has proven time and again that he can deliver shows that work on both planes,” said Kevin MacLellan, chairman, global distribution & international, to whom Wachtel will report beginning in January.

Added Wachtel: “I’m going from one dream job to another. Nothing can top my experience helping to grow USA and then UCP into hugely successful enterprises. The only thing that could be more exciting is the adventure of moving to London and working with our great international folks to help take that business to the next level.”

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