Dawn Olmstead will leave UCP after six years to become CEO of Anonymous Content.
Olmstead, who was promoted as president of Mr Robot and Umbrella Academy in November 2018, when she is the only female solo lead of a traditional TV studio overseeing both scripted and non-descriptive content, will participate Real detective manufacturer before the end of the year.
The move follows the death of Anonymous Content Founder and CEO Steve Golin in April 2019.
Separately, former HBO director David Levine, who joined Hidden Content as President of TV last year, was promoted to Creative Director, reporting to Olmstead.
Olmstead’s departure from NBCUniversal studios is the company̵7;s latest regulatory change. It was appointed after the president of Universal Television Pearlena Igbokwe, Universal Studio Group, overseeing Universal Television, UCP and NBCUniversal International Studios.
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A source told Deadline that an executive search to replace Olmstead had begun with Olmstead working in the transition through Thanksgiving. A search for a new head of Universal Television and NBCUniversal International Studios, following the departure of Jeff Wachtel, is also reportedly underway.
Olmstead, during his stint at UCP, worked closely with the Anonymous Content team on a series that included Come home and Mr Robot. It was then that Olmstead’s first project was working at the studio, and she later worked with the management and production company on Sam Esmail’s next two projects, the series Peacock. Angelyne with Emmy Rossum and reboot Battlestar Galactica.
Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and chairman of Emerson Collective, the majority owner of Anonymous Content has called Olmstead a “brilliant leader” who will “open up a new and exciting chapter” for Anonymous. . She added that she will build Golin’s legacy and “manage” the company into a “new era of delicate storytelling”.
“Not only is she a business, strategic and producer spirit, she embodies the soul of Anonymous Content – original, ambitious, cross-border. Dawn is a champion of diverse storytellers and emerging voices, whose work will continue to enrich our culture and excite audiences, ”she added.
Olmstead expressed honor for Golin’s work, saying that he “built a special place to incubate emerging and famous talent”. “I have had the privilege of working with Steve and recently with David Levine and the rest of the incredible team at Anonymous Content. I have seen first-hand the impact Steve’s fearless and soulful influence on this truly unique company that seamlessly integrates senior talent management with premium content creation . I look forward to all of our future with Anonymous and I’m happy to help navigate that journey, ”she added.
Olmstead, who previously produced the series including Bravo’s Divorce Guide to your girlfriend and Fox’s Escape after working time Live Saturday night and The Jon Stewart show, joined UCP in 2014 as EVP, development. She was Co-Chair alongside George Cheeks before becoming lone boss in October 2018.
In addition to the series of shepherds for NBCU’s cable portfolio, including Bravo’s Dirty John, she forked the studio to sell to third-party streamers including Netflix with The Umbrella Academy and Hulu with Law and upcoming projects like The girl is from Plainville starring Elle Fanning and Candy starring Elisabeth Moss. She has also worked closely with the NBCU streamer on upcoming releases like Death Doctor, starring Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater, and Strange Joe, starring Kate McKinnon. On the non-scriptural side, she collaborated with documentary filmmakers such as Errol Morris, Joe Berlinger and Amy Ziering, to develop high-end document repositories and establish a UCP Audio podcast network with projects like The lost children.
“Dawn’s pioneering spirit and sharp eye in identifying new talent has been invaluable to the growth of the UCP brand. However, this is a great opportunity for her, and we cannot provide more support, ”said Pearlena Igbokwe, President, Universal Studio Group.
Meanwhile, David Levine’s ad will now see him oversee all of the Anonymous Content’s film, franchise and television media creative directives.
The past twelve months have seen the company producing the series including Paramount Network’s Heaven is lostApple Protect Jacob and Home Before Dark and Amazon’s second season Come home.
Powell Jobs said, “David is an outstanding creative leader with perfect taste and a strong intellect. Since joining the company, David has infused his passion and purpose into the Anonymous team, and during a challenging year – for Anonymous and all of us – his energies have been the driving force behind. and inspire. “
Anonymous Content also has a list of more than 600 clients including directors, writers, actors and comedians, which have expanded international reach with the London-based production company Chapter One, affiliated with Casarotto Ramsay and United Agents and founded Anonymous Content Nordic with Morten Tyldum and Guri Neby.
Its movie included Still water, directed by Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin, Song Swans, written and directed by Ben Cleary, starring Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris and Midnight sky, directed by George Clooney and starring Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo and Demián Bichir.