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Corporate VP, Microsoft LA Studios

Nancy Tellem spent 15 years creating and distributing TV programs as a top CBS executive. Now she’s using that experience to help Microsoft break into the production business: She’s building a new studio for the company’s Xbox group in Los Angeles, which is supposed to make new “interactive and linear content” for the gaming device and other gadgets. Prior to CBS, she was executive vice president of business and financial affairs for Warner Bros. Television, and was part of the team that launched programs like Friends and ER.

Posts With Nancy Tellem

Durango on the Horizon: Here’s What’s Interesting About Microsoft’s New Xbox

A preview of things to come at today’s Xbox: A New Generation Revealed event.
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News Byte

Microsoft Will Unveil New Xbox May 21

Microsoft will show off its next-generation Xbox videogame console at its Redmond, Wash., campus on May 21, according to invitations sent to reporters today. The Verge previously reported that the new Xbox, code-named Durango, will interact with owners’ cable boxes. Microsoft’s Nancy Tellem and Yusuf Mehdi shared numbers about its current living room fixture, the seven-year-old Xbox 360, at D: Dive Into Media in February.

Okay, Microsoft — What’s Your Next Game Machine Going to Look Like?

At Dive Into Media, Xbox execs Yusuf Mehdi and Nancy Tellem weren’t ready to “launch” the new Xbox. But they dropped some hints. Here’s the full interview.
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Day One at D: Dive Into Media 2013, in Pictures and Tweets

The best tweets and pictures from the first day of D: Dive Into Media.
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Microsoft Talks Up Xbox 360 While Staying Mum on Its Successor

Speaking at D: Dive Into Media, Microsoft executives talk up the Xbox 360 and new original content efforts, but won’t talk about what comes after the 360.
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Microsoft Fancies Itself a Content Producer Again

Former CBS executive Nancy Tellem talks about the 125-person production studio Microsoft has opened in Santa Monica in hope of getting its first original content onto the Xbox later this year.
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Game On! Xbox Bosses Mehdi, Tellem Come to Dive Into Media.

The Xbox is a Web TV player that also happens to work for games. Meet the people in charge of making it an even bigger deal in the media world.
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