Deadline understands that Pollak, who was EVP, Artistic Affairs, Common Tv Various Studios, is leaving as a part of two restructures inside NBCUniversal.
On the one hand, the non-scripted division is transferring underneath the umbrella of the Pearlena Igbokwe-run Common Studio Group and on the opposite, the NBCU is consolidating all of its English-language linear networks, together with broadcast and cable, into one group.
Common Tv Various Studios beforehand sat underneath NBC Leisure’s Various and Actuality Group, which not exists following the departure of Meredith Ahr, who left final week. UTAS, run by President Toby Gorman, now sits alongside sister studios together with Common Tv, UCP and NBCUniversal Worldwide Studios.
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In the meantime, Susan Rovner, who simply began as Chairman, Leisure Content material for NBCUniversal’s Tv and Streaming division, is placing collectively a brand new inventive technique throughout all of NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms in addition to first-run syndication. She is anticipated to kind her personal management construction quickly.
Pollak, who joined in December 2018, managed all elements of home industrial dealings for NBC Leisure’s unscripted programming, together with gross sales technique and inventive partnerships with patrons past the NBC community, the packaging of expertise and types to codecs, and the rollout of owned-and-controlled properties on behalf of NBCUniversal Tv Distribution.
Earlier than becoming a member of NBCU, Pollak was President of Electus Tv, the place he oversaw the worldwide rollout of Electus’ tv slate, managing the event staff and dealing carefully with the CEO to market, pitch, develop and produce authentic concepts from the Electus banner and different home and worldwide producing companions.
He additionally labored as EVP and head of worldwide gross sales at Shine Worldwide, the place he bought codecs together with Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? and MasterChef and was a part of the staff that launched Reveille Worldwide, the worldwide division of Ben Silverman’s firm.