Chris Selak will depart as Lionsgate’s executive VP of worldwide television and will transition to a production deal with the studio.
Since joining the company in 2011, Selak has led the development of new content while overseeing all current TV series and long-form programming. She signed a new contract last year, which added worldwide television to her purview.
Selak will develop her own projects while continuing to work on certain projects from the Lionsgate Television Group slate. Kevin Beggs, chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group, is expected to have hands-on involvement in the company’s scripted efforts while they search for her replacement.
Premium scripted series that Selak had directly shepherded through development and production since joining the company in 2011 include “Orange is the New Black,” “Nashville,” “Casual,” “Graves” “Dear White People,” “Greenleaf, “The Royals” and “White Famous.” Selak also oversaw the successful final seasons of “Mad Men” and “Nurse Jackie.”
Selak also spearheaded the Lionsgate Television Group’s close creative collaboration with the Lionsgate UK television business, led by Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa and UK Television creative director Steve November. She led the team that was responsible for supplying new premium scripted projects to Starz, acquired in December 2016.
Before Lionsgate, Selak was with John Wells Productions, where she worked on shows “Shameless,” “The West Wing,” “ER,” and “Southland.”
10 New Summer 2018 TV Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers (Photos)
Summer may not exactly be the Mecca of TV seasons, but people need to beat the heat somehow. Sometimes, that involves vegging out on the couch in front of the air-conditioner... and the boob tube.
We know that NBC's "America's Got Talent" and CBS' "Big Brother" are staples of July and August, but what new potential hits were introduced in Summer 2018?
Scroll through our gallery to see how the new summer TV series rank by their premiere audiences.
For the purposes of this comparison, we omitted Fox's "One Strange Rock" because it previously aired on Nat Geo Channel.
We also didn't count Fox's "Phenoms," which was a series of documentaries on rising soccer stars the network ran on three consecutive Friday nights to promote the World Cup. That one just doesn't fit here, but they'd be 11 and 12, respectively.