Starlings Entertainment has tapped Chris Philip to run its new television division.
Starlings has been working with Philip since 2018 to develop, co-produce and co-finance original scripted titles. The company’s greenlit projects include the YA series Pandora for The CW (with Sony Pictures Television handling distribution) and the six-episode Departure, produced by Shaftesbury for Global in Canada and NBCUniversal channels in select international territories, with Red Arrow Studios International serving as international distributor.
Starlings Television is also working with Ben Silverman’s Propagate and has a range of other co-development, co-production and co-financed projects in the works.
Philip was most recently at Televisa. Previously he was with Sierra Affinity, Engine Entertainment, Power Television and Universal. “We are creating a well-balanced slate while adjusting to the constant shift in content creation by offering co-financing to networks, studio partners, producers and writers worldwide,” said Philip.
“We are looking forward to working with top talent as we acquire, create and develop engaging TV projects that will appeal to both the U.S. and international markets,” said Karine Martin, CEO of Starlings Entertainment. “I am excited to have Chris on board. I feel we are creating a synergetic development and production hub that has already started to bring together great creative minds and give them the space they need to develop exciting new series.”