Amy Israel, the former Showtime exec, has officially been installed as President of Television at Peter Chernin’s The North Road Company.
It comes after Israel, who was EVP, Original Programming, Global Scripted at the Paramount network, left last month.
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Israel, who was responsible for series such as Billions, The Affair and Yellowjackets, will now oversee all aspects of the company’s global scripted division including development and production.
She will be reunited with North Road CEO David Nevins, her former boss.
Israel spent over ten years at Showtime and was the highest-level Showtime content executive to remain in her role following the major restructuring earlier this year when Showtime got a new leadership team under Paramount’s Chris McCarthy and Nina L. Diaz.
The North Road Company is behind scripted series such as Netflix’s The Madness starring Colman Domingo, Apple TV+’s Chief of War from Jason Momoa. It also owns Turkish producer Karga Seven Pictures, which makes a lot of docu-dramas and backed Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions. Israel will oversee the entire scripted portfolio including for these companies.
It is currently stronger in unscripted, where it owns Love Is Blind producer Kinetic Content and Words + Pictures from former ESPN content chief Connor Schell as well as Red Arrow Studios.
The company, which has been linked to a bid for All3Media, received $800 million in capital investments it received at launch, as well as an additional $150 million received this year and is still looking to spend.
“It’s a thrill to join Peter, David, Jenno, and the rest of the stellar executive team at North Road,” said Israel. “As the industry continues to evolve, I remain passionate in my advocacy for artists and protecting their visions. I cannot wait to bring even more extraordinary storytellers, both established and emerging, into the North Road fold, leveraging both its artist-friendly model and the unique resources it offers creative partners to create world-class television.”
Nevins added, “Amy is among the best in the business, the driving force behind a long list of the most impactful shows in our time. I know first-hand the value of her unique combination of creative leadership and producorial drive, and I am fully confident she will make a fantastic addition to North Road’s leadership and the ongoing expansion of our industry-leading content portfolio.”
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