Newly put in leisure president Amy Reisenbach despatched a memo to workers at present to bolster confidence in CBS and to remind her group that “broadcast just isn’t useless.”
“I need to allow you to in on my mantra. Regardless of what you will have learn or heard; BROADCAST IS NOT DEAD,” she wrote within the memo obtained by Deadline. “This season proves it! Our Community has 16 of the highest 25 leisure exhibits and they’re killing it on Paramount + too! As we navigate the long run, we’re going to be sensible and bold. And above all, we are going to hold entertaining tens of millions of individuals around the globe with best-in-class content material. Give up just isn’t in my vocabulary.”
Reisenbach on Wednesday was named the brand new leisure president who will oversee the entire community’s primetime, daytime and late night time inventive departments, together with comedy and drama improvement, various, specials, present programming, scheduling and casting. She takes over for Kelly Kahl, who might be leaving the community at 12 months’s finish after 26 years at CBS.
Thom Sherman, who was the Senior Government Vice President, Programming, can be stepping down and getting an expansive manufacturing take care of the corporate, as an alternative.
As EVP, Present Applications, Reisenbach ran the mixed division that oversees present programming for each CBS Leisure and CBS Studios. As well as, she had oversight of CBS Daytime.
Reisenbach was beforehand SVP, Present Applications, from September 2015 by June 2017, supervising all sequence produced by the studio for The CW, whereas persevering with to work on a number of exhibits broadcast on CBS. She joined CBS Studios in 2005 as Supervisor, Present Applications, was promoted to director a 12 months later, and named VP in 2011.
Right here is Reisenbach’s word to workers at present:
I’ll hold this brief for at present as I do know we’re all nonetheless processing yesterday’s occasions. We’re in a time of immense change, however we’re going to get by it collectively, as we all the time do, with spirit, grit, dedication to high quality, and a few enjoyable.
I’m thrilled and grateful that George has tapped me as the following president of CBS and am excited to deal with this job alongside him.
I additionally need to specific my deepest because of Kelly and Thom, who’ve been unbelievable bosses and pals to me the previous 5 and a half years. They’ve all the time been empowering, inclusive, and supportive. I intend to guide of their picture. I’m eternally grateful to them and I miss them already.
I might be remiss to not point out my beloved present dept., my house for the final 17+ years. You guys are my household, and I’m so fortunate to have labored with you, grown with you, and achieved success with you. Thank goodness that received’t change. We’re within the technique of figuring out my substitute and hope to make an announcement quickly.
I can’t wait to work with all of you far more intently and proceed the legacy that’s CBS. Within the meantime, I need to allow you to in on my mantra. Regardless of what you will have learn or heard; BROADCAST IS NOT DEAD. This season proves it! Our Community has 16 of the highest 25 leisure exhibits and they’re killing it on Paramount + too! As we navigate the long run, we’re going to be sensible and bold. And above all, we are going to hold entertaining tens of millions of individuals around the globe with best-in-class content material. Give up just isn’t in my vocabulary.
Within the meantime, please be happy to succeed in out with any questions or considerations and I’ll be in contact.