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Searchlight Television Names Gina Kwon Head of Development and Production

She was previously co-head of TV comedy at Amazon Studios

Gina Kwon has been named Searchlight Television’s new head of development. She will step into the role starting Jan. 13.

Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum, presidents of production for film and television, shared the news on Thursday.
“We are longtime fans of Gina and thrilled that she will be bringing her impeccable taste, deep relationships and extensive experience working with the world’s best storytellers to Searchlight TV,” they said in a statement.

“Searchlight has been a beacon for the best filmmakers in the world for 25 years, and I’m thrilled to be working with David and Matthew to make inspired, bold and unique tv series that honor its visionary spirit,” Kwon said.

Kwon’s previous job was co-head of TV comedy at Amazon Studios alongside Ryan Andolina, where they oversaw “Fleabag,” “Transparent,” “One Mississippi,” “Good Omens,” “Catastrophe,” “Undone” and “Homecoming.”

She most recently developed and oversaw “Modern Love”, the John Carney anthology series based on the popular New York Times column. That first season starred Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, Tina Fey, and Andrew Scott.

Kwon began her career working for director Miguel Arteta and writer/director Mike White. She produced Miranda July’s 2004 feature “Me and You and Everyone We Know.”

Fox Searchlight Pictures launched Searchlight Television in April 2018.