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Co-President

USA Networks , Inc.
1230 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, New York 10020
United States

Company Description: USA Networks Interactive, a division of USA Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: USAI), fulfills a variety of commerce, information and entertainment needs for is wired audience....   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Yale University
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blog.hrts.org, 8 Jan 2014 [cached]
Jeff Wachtel President of Original Programming USA Network
"Making our original series more ...
tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com, 3 July 2013 [cached]
"Making our original series more accessible on digital platforms is a key driver of audience growth, and allows fans to interact with our content on an even deeper level," said Jeff Wachtel, Co-President, USA Network.
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screennation.afi.com, 25 Nov 2013 [cached]
Jeff Wachtel | Lecturer Wachtel is Co-President of USA Network and the Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions . A veteran television executive and producer, Jeff and fellow Co-President Chris McCumber oversee all aspects of the #1 rated cable network, including the most successful line-up of original series in TV (WHITE COLLAR, SUITS, GRACELAND, COVERT AFFAIRS, ROYAL PAINS, PSYCH, BURN NOTICE and others).
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Jeff began his career as a theatre director and producer, and produced the first New York productions of David Mamet's work  SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO & THE DUCK VARIATIONS.
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A graduate of Yale University, Jeff is a founding member of community-based volunteer organization LA Works, is on the President's Advisory Board of the Zimmer Children's Museum, and is on the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Television and Radio Society.
David Ogden Stiers News - Sep 2003
davidogdenstiers.com, 1 Sept 2003 [cached]
NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (PRNewswire) -- The Dead Zone, the hit series starring Anthony Michael Hall (61*, The Pirates of Silicon Valley, Sixteen Candles), has been picked up for a third season, as announced by Jeff Wachtel, executive vice president, series and longform programming, USA Network.
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"The Dead Zone is one of the top-rated shows on basic cable and we're confident that it will continue its strong performance in its third season," said Wachtel.
Management | Executives By Business | Wachtel | NBCUniversal
www.nbcuni.com, 28 April 2011 [cached]
Jeff Wachtel Management | Executives By Business | Wachtel | NBCUniversal
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Jeff Wachtel
Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions & Co-President, USA Network
Veteran television executive and executive producer Jeff Wachtel is co-president, USA Network, and co-head, original content, Universal Cable Productions. He jointly oversees strategic direction and operations across all platforms for USA. Wachtel previously held the position of president, original programming, where he oversaw all original programming, including scripted series, reality/alternative, original movies and miniseries. In his role for the studio, he shares oversight of all aspects of operations, including development of content for USA and other cable networks across all media platforms.
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Wachtel joined USA in 2001 as executive vice president of series and long-form programming, and was most recently president. USA's scripted series have made USA the #1 rated cable network across the board for five years running. During his tenure, he developed and launched award-winning and critically-acclaimed scripted series, original movies, miniseries and non-scripted content, including ground-breaking originals BURN NOTICE, ROYAL PAINS, WHITE COLLAR, COVERT AFFAIRS, PSYCH, IN PLAIN SIGHT, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, A LEGAL MIND, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS and FAIRLY LEGAL as well as the innovators in the cable arena, MONK, THE DEAD ZONE, THE 4400 and THE STARTER WIFE. As co-head of UCP, Wachtel announced the studios first outside development deals with MTV and Lifetime, and a creative development deal with Steve Franks, creator of PSYCH.
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Prior to joining USA, Wachtel served as president of new media at Landscape Television, a television and film production company founded by Robert Cooper.
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Wachtel also served as president of Alliance Atlantis Television, U.S., supervising all series and longform programming for Canada's leading program supplier. He created and was the executive producer of the first-run syndicated series "Pensacola: Wings of Gold" while president of 3 Arts Television, a production company that partnered with CBS, Sony, and 3 Arts Management. Wachtel also served at Columbia Pictures Television, starting as vice president of movies and miniseries, where he developed and supervised "Switched at Birth" and "Christmas on Division Street," and rose to executive vice president of primetime television, where he developed "Party of Five," "Dawson's Creek," "Birdland" and "Dark Skies. Earlier, he was senior vice president, movies and miniseries at Orion Television, where he worked on "Equal Justice," and vice president, development, at Robert Cooper Productions, where he worked on "Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story" and "Dead Man Out. Wachtel began his career as a theatre director and producer, and produced the first New York productions of David Mamet's plays Sexual Perversity in Chicago and Duck Variations.
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A graduate of Yale University, Wachtel is a founding member of L.A. Works, a community-based volunteer organization, a board member of the Zimmer Children's Museum and is a past member of the board of directors of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society.
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