Warner Bros. Television makes senior executive appointments


MUMBAI: Warner Bros. Television has made a series of executive appointments and promotions in its development and current programming departments, including the promotions of Clancy Collins White to SVP, Drama Development, and Stephanie Groves to SVP, Current Programming.

These appointments complete the formation of the division’s new creative management structure. Collins White will spearhead WBTV’s day-to-day efforts to create new one-hour, dramatic primetime series programming. She reports to Susan Rovner, EVP, Development. Groves reports to Melinda Hage, EVP, 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 Warner Bros. Television president Peter Roth.

On the drama development side, WBTV has promoted Lisa Roos to VP, Drama Development, and has named Matthew King VP, Drama Development. Both Roos and King will report to Collins White. In comedy development, Adrienne has joined the development team as VP, Comedy Development, reporting to Erin Gough Wehrenberg, SVP, Comedy Development.

In the current programming ranks, Odetta Watkins has been promoted to VP, Current Programming, from director. And Christopher Mack has been promoted to Warner Bros. Writers’ Workshop VP, 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.