Fox Networks Group is back in business with Gail Berman — they’re partnering to launch a new production company called The Jackal Group. Berman, a former Fox Broadcasting president, will develop and produce scripted, unscripted and factual entertainment programming for FNG’s channels, including Fox Broadcasting Company, FX/FXX, the National Geographic Channels, and Fox International Channels.
The partnership also will look for digital and feature film opportunities for non-21st Century Fox distribution entities. Additionally, Jackal Group will draw on Berman’s background in theater in creating and developing concepts for live, theatrical entertainment. Berman will have an equity stake in the independent venture, and will serve as Chairman and CEO; she will report to the new entity’s board, on which she will serve as a director, alongside FNG chairman and CEO Peter Rice, who made today’s announcement, and FNG president and COO Randy Freer. (more…)