UCP’s Dawn Olmstead Takes On Oversight for Wilshire Studios


UNIVERSAL CITY: Dawn Olmstead has been appointed to the expanded role of executive VP of development at Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Wilshire Studios.

She will oversee development for Wilshire Studios, the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment studio specializing in unscripted content, and will continue to oversee scripted development for UCP. Olmstead joined UCP as executive VP of development in January 2014. She was a key player in the development of Mr. Robot, USA Network’s Golden Globe-winning drama, and Syfy’s The Magicians.

“Dawn is, quite simply, one of the best in the business,” said Jeff Wachtel, the chief content officer for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and president, Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios. “She’s been instrumental in elevating UCP’s profile and making it a ‘go-to’ studio for prominent industry players as well as up-and-coming talent. She has a keen eye for mining great storytelling and is a passionate advocate for projects she believes in. We will be creating powerful, breakthrough shows with Dawn at the development helm.”