Dick Clark President Accused of Abuse, Inappropriate Language at Previous Job (Exclusive)

Sharon Waxman
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Amy Thurlow, the president of Dick Clark Productions whose management style has led to at least five executive departures this year, was the subject of complaints about her drinking, abusive behavior and inappropriate language in a previous executive role at TV Guide, TheWrap has learned. Before joining DCP, which produces the annual Golden Globes and Academy of Country Music awards, Thurlow drew criticism for her work as CFO of TV Guide Network from 2011 to 2014. Thurlow was “despised” by her colleagues for bullying subordinates, was often “pass-out” drunk at company events and made an inappropriate remark to an Asian American colleague that led to an HR complaint, according to at least one individual who worked with her at the time. Lionsgate, which owned TV Guide Network, said it would not comment on a personnel issue. Through a DCP spokesperson, Thurlow declined to address these allegations or complaints about a toxic culture at Dick Clark Productions. Complaints about Thurlow’s management style and abilities intensified at Dick Clark Productions, where she was named president in November 2019 by Asif Satchu and Modi Wyczk, the co-CEOs and co-owners of DCP parent company MRC, along with Todd Boehly. She joined the company in...

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