Fox Developing Multi-Cultural Comedy ‘Adapted’ From ‘The Last O.G.’ Trio & Jeff Gaspin

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Fox has put in development Adapted, a real-life-inspired multi-cultural single-camera comedy, from The Last O.G. co-executive producers Mary Fitzgerald, Arthur Harris and Angela Nissel, Jeff Gaspin and his Gaspin Media, Mark Kassen’s Like Minded …

Cathy Schulman & Jeff Gaspin Developing TV Series Adaptation Of ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ Novel With ‘FOTB’s Laura McCreary

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EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winning producer Cathy Schulman (Crash) and former NBCUniversal TV Entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin and his Gaspin Media have acquired the rights to Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer’s just-published novel Mr. Nice Guy, to devel…

‘Bad Boys’ TV Spinoff Starring Gabrielle Union Lands At NBC With Big Commitment

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EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation with multiple networks pursuing, a Bad Boys spinoff TV series project starring Gabrielle Union has landed at NBC with a pilot production commitment.
The project, centered on the Special Agent Syd Burnett character played by Union in Bad Boys II who is making a cross-country move from Miami to Los Angeles, was taken to the marketplace last week by Bad Boys movies’ producer Jerry Bruckheimer via Jerry Bruckheimer TV, Doug Belgrad via…

Netflix Disruption Assessed at Variety’s Business Managers Event

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  Subscription VOD may be a massively disruptive force to the TV industry, but some top executives are optimistic their businesses will weather a time of turbulent change despite the challenge companies like Netflix pose. That was the prevailing sentiment at the keynote panel Friday at Variety’s annual Business Managers Elite breakfast. Lionsgate TV Group […]

Netflix Developing ‘Rhythm & Flow’ Hip-Hop Competition Show From John Legend, Jeff Gaspin (EXCLUSIVE)

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ABC, NBC, and Fox all have new music competitions in the works. Now Netflix wants in on the action. Variety has learned that the streaming service is developing “Rhythm & Flow,” a new show from producer John Legend and his Get Lifted Film Co. and former NBC executive Jeff Gaspin and Primary Wave Entertainment. The… Read more »

Former NBC Chairman Jeff Gaspin Named President of Primary Wave Entertainment

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Jeff Gaspin, a former chairman of NBC Universal Television, has been appointed president of Primary Wave Entertainment after the company acquired Gaspin Media.

Gaspin will also serve as a member of the company’s management board, David Guillod and Lawrence Mestel, founders and co-CEOs of Primary Wave, announced Friday. Gaspin’s role is effective immediately and will be based out of the Los Angeles office.

Gaspin Media is a production and consulting company formed in 2012. Credits include TV series’ “To Tell the Truth” (ABC) and “First Impressions with Dana Carvey” (USA). Gaspin will continue to serve as the executive producer on those titles.

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As president of Primary Wave, Gaspin will have input on all business operations and will lead the expansion of original content across TV and digital platforms. He will oversee CeeLo Green‘s “The Good Life” (TBS), “Being Mary Jane” (BET) starring Gabrielle Union,” and “The 100.” Gaspin will also find further distribution opportunities for content across broadcast, and mobile platforms.

“Primary Wave is a talent-centered entertainment company where actors, artists, directors, writers and creative minds can do their best work. Jeff is a skilled, innovative leader who will make a powerful impact on our business,” said Mestel and Guillod in a statement. “As we continue to build momentum across our television and digital portfolios, it has become more important than ever to establish an effective operating structure for Primary Wave. We will continue to grow our executive ranks with key new hires as we pursue an ambitious expansion of our original content slate.”

Primary Wave has produced the feature film “The Coldest City,” starring Charlize Theron, as well as “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.”

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During his tenure at NBC Universal Television, Gaspin was responsible for two broadcast networks — NBC Entertainment and Telemundo, as well as the group of cable networks including USA Network, SyFy, Bravo and Oxygen. His successes also include the acquisition of “The Voice” and developing “Grimm,” while leading the company’s early deals with Netflix.

As the head of alternative programming at NBC, Gaspin developed the hit shows “The Apprentice,” “The Biggest Loser” and “Deal or No Deal.” In 2014, he launched TAPP, a subscription platform where super fans could connect with their role models.

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Former NBC Executive Jeff Gaspin On ‘The Apprentice’ As Donald Trump’s “Training Platform” For Presidential Run

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Jeff Gaspin was head of reality at NBC when producer Mark Burnett pitched him a business reality series starring Donald Trump. Originally, it was not supposed to be a long-term gig for the bombastic businessman who only was attached for the first season. He went on to stay on The Apprentice and its offshoot Celebrity Apprentice for 11 years, until embarking on a campaign to become the next U.S. President.
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Jeff Gaspin Joins Primary Wave Entertainment As President

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In a move to bolster its TV and digital production operations, Primary Wave Entertainment has acquired Jeff Gaspin’s Gaspin Media and has named the former NBC Universal TV Entertainment chairman to the newly created position of President. He will also serve as a member of the company’s management board. This marks the return to the executive ranks for Gaspin, who will begin effective immediately and will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles office, working with…

NBC Universal Vet Jeff Gaspin Named President at Primary Wave Entertainment

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Jeff Gaspin, a former veteran NBC Universal exec who served as chairman of the conglomerate’s TV properties, has been named president of Primary Wave Entertainment. In the newly created position, Gaspin will drive a new push by the company — an independent studio, management, music, production and entertainment media company — to boost its slate of original… Read more »