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[06/01/10 - 10:45 AM]
Warner BroS. Television Announces Executive Appointments for Development and Current Programming Departments
These appointments complete the formation of the division's new creative management structure.

[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]

Warner Bros. Television Announces Executive Appointments for Development and Current Programming Departments

June 01, 2010

Warner Bros. Television today announced a series of executive appointments and promotions in its development and current programming departments, including the promotions of Clancy Collins White to Senior Vice President, Drama Development, and Stephanie Groves to Senior Vice President, Current Programming. These appointments complete the formation of the division's new creative management structure. The announcements were made today by Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television.

Collins White will spearhead WBTV's day-to-day efforts to create new one-hour, dramatic primetime series programming. She reports to Susan Rovner, Executive Vice President, Development.

Groves reports to Melinda Hage, Executive Vice President, Current Programming, and will work closely with her on the day-to-day management of creative affairs for on-going primetime series produced by WBTV.

"We have tremendous strength throughout the executive ranks at our company, and I am pleased to announce these very deserving new appointments and promotions which reward the dedication and accomplishments of this outstanding team," said Roth.

On the drama development side, WBTV has promoted Lisa Roos to Vice President, Drama Development, and has named Matthew King Vice President, Drama Development. Roos previously served as Director, Drama Development, while King joins WBTV after having previously been Vice President of Television at director/producer McG's Wonderland Sound and Vision. Both Roos and King will report to Collins White.

In comedy development, Adrienne Turner - who most recently was Vice President, Current Programming - has joined the development team as Vice President, Comedy Development, reporting to Erin Gough Wehrenberg, Senior Vice President, Comedy Development.

In the current programming ranks, Odetta Watkins has been promoted to Vice President, Current Programming, from Director. And Christopher Mack has been promoted to Vice President, Warner Bros. Writers' Workshop, from Director of the Workshop, where he will continue to oversee the Studio's efforts to identify new writing talent for its comedy and drama series. Both Watkins and Mack report to Hage.

Prior to her promotion, Collins White had served as Vice President, Drama Development, since 2007. During this time, she helped develop programs such as "V" and the upcoming "Chase," from Jerry Bruckheimer Television (JBTV). Previously, she was Vice President, Current, Programming, WBTV, for three years, working on a number of series, including the JBTV series "Cold Case," "Without a Trace" and "Close to Home," as well as "The Nine," among others. Before joining WBTV, Collins White was Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, MGM Worldwide Television Group, after having been Vice President, Development, Paramount Domestic Television. She also held development positions at New World Television, Four Point Entertainment and Wilshire Court Productions.

A 12-year veteran of WBTV, Groves most recently served as Vice President, Current Programming, since 2007, after having been promoted from Director and, prior to that, Manager. During her tenure at WBTV, she has overseen day-to-day creative affairs on "Fringe," "Supernatural," "Human Target," "One Tree Hill" and more.

Turner started at WBTV in production before joining the Current Programming team in 1999 as Manager, then earning promotions to Director and Vice President prior to moving now into Development. During her time at WBTV, Turner has managed current programming for series such as "The Mentalist," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Middle" and "Friends," among others.

Roos joined WBTV in 2001, working in creative affairs before then being named Manager and, then, Director, Drama Development. While at the Studio, she has been involved in the development of "The Mentalist" and "Human Target," as well as the upcoming "Nikita," among others. Roos began her professional career at the talent and literary agency Innovative Artists.

King previously worked for two years at Wonderland Sound and Vision, the production company of director/producer McG, where he was involved in the creative affairs of series such as "Chuck" and "Supernatural," the "Human Target" pilot, original digital production "Sorority Forever" and more. Before Wonderland, King was Manager of Development, U.S. & UK Operations, Caryn Mandabach Productions for three years. Previously, he worked in development for both Nik Powell - at the National Film and Television School in the UK - and writer/director Justin Kerrigan. He began his entertainment career at International Creative Management in London.

Watkins joined WBTV in 2002 as Director, Current Programming, and has managed current programming on "The Vampire Diaries," "The Closer," "Cold Case" and "Nip/Tuck," among others. Before coming to WBTV, Watkins was Director, TNT Original Series, at Turner Broadcasting, after having been Manager. She previously worked in the drama development department at CBS Productions and the current programming department at the FOX Broadcasting Company.

Mack has been with WBTV since 2005. Prior to joining the company, he was an independent writer-producer through his Seemack Productions, involved in the writing and production of multiple hours of primetime series television, including stints as a staff writer on "ER" and story editor on "The Practice," among others. Before that, Mack worked at NBC Entertainment as Manager, Primetime Series Programs.





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· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· CHASE (NBC)
· CHUCK (NBC)
· CLOSE TO HOME (CBS)
· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· ER (NBC)
· FRIENDS (NBC)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· HUMAN TARGET (FOX)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· NIKITA (CW)
· NINE, THE (ABC)
· NIP/TUCK (FX)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· PRACTICE, THE (ABC)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· V (ABC)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)











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