Allison Wallach to Run Fox’s In-House Unscripted Studio

Broadcast network launched Fox Alternative Entertainment last year

Jupiter Entertainment president Allison Wallach has been named head of Fox’s new in-house unscripted studio, Fox Alternative Entertainment (FAE), the broadcast network announced Tuesday.

In her new role as executive vice president of the alternative studio, Wallach will report directly to Rob Wade, Fox Entertainment’s president of alternative entertainment and specials. She will be based in Los Angeles and focus on identifying, developing and producing unscripted programming both for Fox network and third-party platforms.” She also will oversee the studio’s growth, as it builds its internal organization, and seeks out new talent and producers to expand its pipeline and portfolio in the unscripted arena, both at home and abroad,” according to Fox.

Fox launched FAE last year, which took over production of the network’s smash-hit competition “The Masked Singer” from its original studio, Endemol Shine North America. Along with continuing to run “The Masked Singer,” FAE will produce its upcoming spinoff series, “The Masked Dancer,” and co-produce new competition series “Ultimate Tag,” both for Fox network.

“From development, to production, to the agency side, Allison has worked in every facet of television and has a remarkable understanding of the business,” Wade said. “As FAE begins to grow, her knowledge and experience will help build and add value to this studio and take us to the next level.”

“I’m thrilled to be working with Rob, Charlie and everyone on Fox’s Alternative team,” Wallach added. “The content business is evolving rapidly with so much opportunity in this space. It’s amazing to have this kind of support and incredible foundation from which to build out a studio, and especially during this really exciting time at Fox Entertainment.”

Wallach joined Jupiter Entertainment in 2015 to head up its expansion into new genres and distribution platforms. Prior to that, she was an agent in United Talent Agency’s alternative television department from 2010 to 2015, where she helped grow the agency’s international and cable television business. From 2008 to 2010 she was senior vice president of programming at BBC Worldwide Productions. Before she took on that role, she was vice president of programming for Lifetime.

Jennifer Maas

Jennifer Maas

TV Reporter • jennifer.maas@thewrap.com • @jmaas421



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