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WIIP CEO Paul Lee on Why He Opened Hotel-Inspired Offices in Hollywood

“I wanted to subvert the expectation of what an office space should look like,” explains Paul Lee, the CEO of production company wiip, which has produced a slew of acclaimed fare including Mare of Easttown, Dickinson and The Summer I Turned Pretty since its founding in 2018. “Plus, if I’m being honest, I’d spent far too long in the cold corridors […]

CAA Selling ‘Mare of Easttown’ Studio Wiip to South Korean TV Giant JTBC

South Korean television giant JTBC Studios is entering the U.S. market by acquiring wiip, the production company behind the HBO hit Mare of Easttown, Apple TV+’s Dickinson, and the forthcoming HBO series The White House Plumbers. The sale is directly related to talent agency CAA’s franchise agreement with the Writers Guild of America last year. […]

Paul Lee’s New Studio Lands TV Rights to Gimlet Podcast ‘Sandra’

The scripted comedy about a woman who works at a voice assistant company is the second project for Lee's wiip.

CAA Exploring Scripted TV Venture With Ex-ABC Chief Paul Lee

While the effort is in a preliminary stage, CAA would represent the company and steer projects and clients to it. It is unclear whether CAA would have an ownership stake in the entity.

Inside the ABC Shake-Up: New Chiefs Reveal Backstory, Hint at Future Plans

The fourth-place network "can do a lot better," says Ben Sherwood as he and Channing Dungey talk strategy, THR analyzes the reasons for Paul Lee's ouster and top producers offer insight on the Big Four's first black leader: "Nobody is surprised that Channing eventually got the job.”

Paul Lee’s Hits and Misses During His 6-Year ABC Tenure

From his ahead-of-the-curve diversity push and Shondaland's TGIT block to critically panned comedies like 'Work It' and 'Neighbors,' THR takes a look at the exec's big hits and those that failed to connect.

ABC Chief Paul Lee Forced Out, Channing Dungey Named Entertainment President

Dungey becomes the first female African-American to run a broadcast network.

ABC Chief on ‘Muppets’ Troubles, ‘Wicked City’s’ Demise and the Future of ‘Quantico’

Paul Lee also addressed the potential confusion between his 'American Crime' and FX's 'American Crime Story.'

ABC Chief Addresses ‘The Bachelor’s’ Race Problem

"We're doing a whole lot of tweaks," says Paul Lee. "I'd be very surprised if 'The Bachelorette' in the summer isn't diverse."

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Challenges “Too Much TV” Thinking

"There's no such thing as 'too much TV,' unless we're all spending more and not watching more. That's not the case."

ABC Boss Defends Patrick Dempsey’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Departure

Paul Lee tells reporters at TCA that it was "great" to see the show "so relevant" and expects it to go on for years to come.

TV Upfronts: 5 Takeaways From ABC’s Justified Pat on the Back

Ben Sherwood makes his debut as Disney-ABC Television Group topper, Paul Lee shows off new and returning fare, and everybody praises Shonda Rhimes.