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Jennifer Gonsky Named Head of Business Affairs at Fox Searchlight TV

She previously served as Director of Original Series at Netflix

Jennifer Gonsky has been named Head of Business Affairs at the less-than-a-year-old Fox Searchlight Television.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer to Fox Searchlight Television. She brings with her a deep knowledge and understanding of the business affairs landscape gained from her unique experience across the industry. She is a brilliant addition to our growing studio,” Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents of Production for Film and Television David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield said in a joint statement Friday.

Gonsky will report directly to Greenbaum and Greenfield.

Gonsky has served as Director of Original Series at Netflix for the last two years, where she worked on projects including, “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Ratched” and “The Politician” and played a big part in signing Ryan Murphy to his new overall deal with the streamer.

Prior to joining Netflix, Gonsky was Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs for FX and Fox Cable Networks on series including “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “The Americans.”

“I am thrilled with the opportunity to join Fox Searchlight Television,” Gonsky said. “Matthew and David are the best in the business, and I’m excited to collaborate with this incredibly passionate team who are working to bring the same high-quality projects and dynamic storytelling that Searchlight Pictures is known for to television audiences.”

Still in its infancy, Fox Searchlight Television is collaborating on projects with the likes of Alex Garland, Simon Beaufoy, Darren Aronofsky, Mike Cahill, Bret McKenzie, Sarah Adina Smith, Lenny Abrahamson, Catherine Hardwicke, Broken Lizard, Tamara Jenkins, Yorgos Lanthimos, Keira Knightley and Chris Rock.

Per the studio: “Fox Searchlight Television produces original material as well as utilizes the studio’s rich library of feature films for adaptation in broadcast television, cable and streaming with forays into scripted series, limited series, documentaries and more.”