or


[06/13/11 - 11:41 AM]
Entertainment Executive and Producer Peter Traugott Joins Universal Media Studios for New Production Pod
The former Brillstein Entertainment Partners executive will be joined by Rachel Kaplan.

[via press release from NBC]

ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE AND PRODUCER PETER TRAUGOTT JOINS UNIVERSAL MEDIA STUDIOS FOR NEW PRODUCTION POD

Rachel Kaplan Also Re-teams with Traugott from Brillstein Entertainment Partners

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - June 13, 2011 - Veteran television executive and producer Peter Traugott will join Universal Media Studios in a three-year overall development deal to produce scripted comedy and drama programs for NBC and other networks. Joining him in his company will be Rachel Kaplan ("Ringer"), who previously worked closely with Traugott at Brillstein Entertainment Partners as Executive Vice President, Television Production.

The announcement was made by Bob Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.

"Peter is a widely respected and successful executive and producer with a savvy instinct for exceptional television," said Greenblatt. "In my years working with him on various projects at Brillstein Entertainment - and previously when we were colleagues together at FBC - he has demonstrated a deep commitment to developing outstanding television and attracting creative talent. I'm thrilled that he wanted to join our re-emerging studio at NBC."

"It was a very tough decision for me to leave Brillstein; I've been here 15 years and they have become like a second family to me," said Traugott. "But the chance to work with Bob and his team at NBC, and be a part of what they're building, was too good an opportunity to pass up. And I couldn't be more excited that my colleague, Rachel Kaplan, chose to join me."

Traugott most recently was President of Television at Brillstein Entertainment Partners (BEP) where he served in that capacity for the past nine years. Brillstein Entertainment has produced both scripted and reality series for all the major broadcast networks, pay cable and basic cable outlets, including the upcoming drama "Ringer" as well as "The Sopranos," "The Larry Sanders Show," "According to Jim," "Just Shoot Me," "NewsRadio" and "Real Time with Bill Maher." Traugott began at Brillstein Entertainment in 1996 as a Vice President of Development.

Prior to joining BEP, Traugott was the Director of Current Programming for Fox Broadcasting, where he worked on several series, including "King of the Hill," "Party of Five," "The Simpsons" and "Married with Children."

As Executive Vice President, Television at BEP, Kaplan developed and sold over two dozen drama, comedy and unscripted TV projects as part of the company's overall deal with ABC, including "Ringer." Earlier, she was Head of Scripted Television at BermanBraun from 2007-09, where she developed over 30 drama and comedy projects at various major TV networks, including "Accidentally on Purpose" and "Mercy."

Kaplan also was Vice President, Drama Development, for Warner Bros. Television, where she developed and sold projects to multiple networks, including "The O.C.," NBC's "Chuck" and "Gossip Girl."





  [june 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE (CBS)
· ACCORDING TO JIM (ABC)
· CHUCK (NBC)
· GOSSIP GIRL (CW)
· JUST SHOOT ME (NBC)
· KING OF THE HILL (FOX)
· MERCY (NBC)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· PARTY OF FIVE (FOX)
· REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO)
· RINGER (CW)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)





[04/23/18 - 02:02 PM]
Hulu's "Harlots" Will Be Heating Up the Summer
The critically acclaimed, salacious series returns with a bang on Wednesday, July 11 with two episodes, with subsequent installments releasing weekly.

[04/23/18 - 02:01 PM]
The Academy and ABC Announce Key Dates for 91st Oscars(R) - "The Oscars" Airs Live, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, on ABC
Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22.

[04/23/18 - 01:38 PM]
Award-Winning Journalist Gretchen Carlson Returns to Television with Overall Deal at A+E Networks
First up: "The Brave with Gretchen Carlson," which will focus on how Gretchen's courageous actions to confront the scourge of sexual harassment in the workplace has served as a catalyst for so many other women to say #MeToo.

[04/23/18 - 01:08 PM]
Martha Stewart Joins Food Network as Newest "Chopped" Judge
Joining host Ted Allen, and series regulars Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson, Chris Santos and Geoffrey Zakarian, Martha will bring her culinary expertise to the judges' table.

[04/23/18 - 11:31 AM]
Logo to Exclusively Air Eurovision Song Contest Grand Finale in the U.S. for Third Consecutive Year
"Logo is thankful to once again partner with the EBU as the exclusive U.S. broadcaster for the global phenomenon that is the Eurovision Song Contest," said Pamela Post.

[04/23/18 - 11:08 AM]
Couples Still Fighting for a Fairy Tale Ending on a New Season of TLC's "90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?"
Nine two-hour episodes will end with a two-part Tell All where we'll hear from the couples on everything that went down this season.

[04/23/18 - 11:08 AM]
Oxygen Media Renews "Cold Justice" and "Criminal Confessions" from Executive Producer Dick Wolf
Both series are in pre-production and are set to return in 2018.

[04/23/18 - 11:01 AM]
"Fast & Furious" Races Onto Netflix as Part of Expanded Relationship with DreamWorks Animation Television
In the series, teenager Tony Toretto follows in the footsteps of his cousin Dom when he and his friends are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a nefarious crime organization bent on world domination.

[04/23/18 - 09:31 AM]
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon's Documentary Series, "The Last Defense," to Premiere Tuesday, June 12, on ABC
The seven-episode docu-series explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of the death row cases of Darlie Routier and Julius Jones.

[04/23/18 - 09:01 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Trailer for "The Rain"
In Netflix's post-apocalyptic YA thriller, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia.

[04/23/18 - 09:00 AM]
CBS All Access Launches in Canada
CBS All Access is available beginning today in Canada at cbsallaccess.ca, on iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices, and on Apple TV and Chromecast.

[04/23/18 - 08:48 AM]
TBS Renews Ratings Juggernaut "The Last O.G." for a Second Season and Critically Acclaimed "Search Party" for a Third Season
Plus: "Search Party" executive producers Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, who created the series with executive producer Michael Showalter, have inked an overall deal with TBS.

[04/23/18 - 08:18 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Reclaim Demo Crown
The Alphabet tops the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[04/23/18 - 08:15 AM]
Start Your Engines for an All-New Season of Discovery Channel's "Street Outlaws"
Look for a special two-hour premiere on Monday, May 28 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/23/18 - 07:31 AM]
Video: A Boy and His... Robot? Netflix's "Lost in Space" Reimagines the Classic Friendship
Will Robinson and the Robot form an unexpected, unbreakable bond that could mean the difference between life and death for the Robinsons.