Dawn Olmstead Named President Of Ucp & Wilshire Studios, Andra Shapiro Upped To Evp NBCU Cable Entertainment

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Dawn Olmstead has been promoted to President, Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios. She will oversees creative development and operations for both studios, reporting to Bonnie Hammer, Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

Additionally, Andra Shapiro has been elevated to Evp & General Counsel, Legal and Business Affairs, NBCU Cable Entertainment. The appointments were just announced by Hammer in a company memo. (you can read it in full under the post.)

Olmstead most recently served as Co-President, Ucp and Wilshire Studios alongside George Cheeks who a couple of weeks ago was named Co-Chairman of NBC Entertainment alongside Paul Telegdy.

The promotion is a recognition of Olmstead’s role in growing Ucp over the past four and a half years into a leading supplier to the NBCU cable networks as well a streaming platforms. She becomes the only solo female head of a traditional media TV studio who oversees both scripted and unscripted content.
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