Quinn Taylor was named Executive Vice President, Movies, Miniseries and International Co-Productions, NBC Entertainment in 2013. He reports to Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.
Taylor oversees all development and programming of original movies and miniseries, as well as longform acquisitions. He is also a key programming executive of series that have an international co-production element, either in concert with the NBC International division or with outside suppliers.
Previous or current NBC series under Taylor’s purview include The Slap, A.D. The Bible Continues and Aquarius. Upcoming series include You Me and the End of the World, Untitled Graham Moore/Marc Foster Project and The Reaper.
Beginning in 2009, Taylor was Senior Vice President, Movies, Miniseries and Acquisitions, ABC Entertainment Group, where he oversaw all made-for-TV movies, miniseries and acquisitions. Prior to that, Taylor had been Senior Vice President, Movies and Miniseries, ABC Entertainment, having first joined ABC’s telefilm department in 1996.
Taylor’s credits at ABC include the series Rookie Blue, the Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise and all of the highly successful miniseries from master of horror Stephen King, including 2002’s Stephen King’s Rose Red. Among his past credits are the critically acclaimed movie A Raisin in the Sun, which aired in 2008; the Julian Fellows miniseries Titanic; and The Path to 9/11, an adaptation of the 9/11 commission report starring Harvey Keitel, Patricia Heaton, Donnie Wahlberg, Frank John Hughes and Dan Lauria, which aired in 2006.
Among the Emmy-nominated projects he oversaw at ABC were Stephen King’s Desperation, Robert Halmi Sr.’s miniseries The Ten Commandments, and Once Upon a Mattress, the fractured telling of the classic fairytale, The Princess and the Pea.
He also oversaw the adaptation of The Five People You Meet in Heaven by bestselling author Mitch Albom, and brought back, after a four-year hiatus, Oprah Winfrey’s telefilm franchise with Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God, starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry. As part of ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney, he spearheaded the development and production on the six-hour miniseries Little House on the Prairie, a true return to the books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and brought the classic children’s books Eloise to the screen for the first time in Eloise at the Plaza and Eloise at Christmastime, both starring the legendary Julie Andrews.