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In a move expanding the news outlet’s presence in Hollywood, The New York Times has named Caitlin Roper executive producer for scripted projects.
Roper, who has been a senior editor at The New York Times Magazine since 2016, will develop Times stories for film and TV, “developing and producing alongside Hollywood producers using our stories as the launching point for fictional projects,” Times assistant managing editor Sam Dolnick wrote in a memo to staff Monday morning.
“To bring Times stories to the movie screen, Caitlin will work closely with reporters, editors, our Hollywood agents, and a collection of best-in-class screenwriters, producers and directors. Anyone with an idea for a story to be adapted should get in touch with her,” Dolnick added, writing that Roper “is a perfect bridge from the newsroom to Hollywood.”
Roper has already been involved in bringing Times reporting to the big and small screens, developing The 1619 Project with Lionsgate and Oprah Winfrey, and setting up The Jungle Prince of Delhi at Amazon. In the memo, Dolnick writes that “more projects in development will be announced soon.”
At the Times Roper was involved in developing The 1619 Project and the kids section, among other initiatives. She will continue to be involved with the magazine’s kids section. Before joining the Times she spent 7 years at Wired.
In her new role she will work with Times documentary creative lead Kathleen Lingo, business lead for film and TV Erik Borenstein, project managers Alana Hauser and Lauren McCarthy and vp for audio and TV Stephanie Preiss.
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