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    WB current affairs Frog ups Roberts in program team shuffle By JOSEF ADALIAN http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117918672?categoryid=18&cs=1 - King, Jamieson
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 11, 2006
      WB current affairs
      Frog ups Roberts in program team shuffle
      By JOSEF ADALIAN
      http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117918672?categoryid=18&cs=1


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      King, Jamieson and senior VP Chris Sanagustin will report to
      Roberts. Roberts reports to WB Entertainment prexyprexy David
      JanollariDavid Janollari.
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      Board Member of "The Hollywood Creative Center"
      http://www.hollywoodcreativeconnection.com/advisory.htm

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      The WBThe WB is revamping its current programming team, upping
      Michael Roberts to exec VP and bringing in two new execs.
      Roberts, who had been senior VP of current, will continue to head
      the department, which oversees the day-to-day creative direction of
      all Frog skeins in production.

      As part of the makeover, Roberts has tapped Brett King, formerly of
      Paramount Network TV, as senior VP of the department. Tana Jamieson,
      who runs the Frog's fledgling telepictelepic department, will do
      double duty as a senior VP of current.

      King, Jamieson and senior VP Chris Sanagustin will report to
      Roberts. Roberts reports to WB Entertainment prexy David Janollari.

      Roberts has "a keen sense of story and character," Janollari
      said. "This season our returning series have enjoyed a tremendous
      renaissance creatively, and Michael deserves a great deal of credit
      for that. "

      Roberts has headed the Frog's current programming department since
      last summer. He joined the net from Walt Disney Pictures, where he
      spent a decade, ending his career there as senior VP of production.

      King was VP of current at ParPar, where he oversaw skeins
      including "JAG," "NCIS""NCIS" and "Andy Richter Controls the
      Universe." Exec also did a stint at 20th Century Fox TV and began
      his career as a producer on "Saturday Night Live."

      Jamieson's first pic for the Frog, "Samantha: An American Girl
      Holiday," averaged more than 6 million viewers when it aired in
      November.

      Susan Klein, who's been upped to current programming associate,
      rounds out the Frog's team

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      Broadcasting
      http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_go2037/is_200303/ai_n759444
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      Nicola Chang to national sales executive, Transit Television
      Network, Orlando, Fla., from syndication consultant, Canwest Global
      Communications.

      Marta Salazar-Perren to VP, director of sales, MMT, from Team B
      manager. Also, Joe Capobianco to Team D manager, from account
      executive.

      Chris Sanagustin senior VP, current programming, The WB, from VP,
      creative affairs, Viacom Productions.

      John Sears to VP, WOFL-TV and WRBW-TV, Orlando, Fla., from news
      director, KPTV, Portland, Ore.

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      Sanagustin joins The WB
      By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable
      http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA284841.html?partner=google


      Chris Sanagustin is joining The WB Television Network as senior vice
      president of current programming, executive VP of current
      programming and prime-time scheduling John Litvack said Thursday.

      She will oversee The WB's comedies, a genre that the network has had
      a hard time launching successfully.

      The WB will premiere its midseason improvisational comedy, On the
      Spot, starring Tim Conway, Thursday, March 20 at 9:30 p.m.

      It also is having success with new Friday show and Donal Logue-
      starrer Grounded for Life, which The WB acquired after Fox declined
      to renew the show's contract with producer Carsey-Werner-Mandabach.

      Sanagustin comes to The WB from Viacom Productions, where she was VP
      of creative affairs. There, she worked on Sabrina the Teenage Witch
      and a movie, Sabrina Goes to Rome.

      She's also worked on programs for Showtime, CBS, Lifetime
      Television, PBS, The New TNN and ABC.

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      Viacom beefs up development team
      Gordon, Conklin, Sanagustin promoted, Kassover hired
      By JILL PESSELNICK
      http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117760115?categoryid=18&cs=1


      Viacom Prods. has upped three key development execs and added a new
      member to its creative team.

      Steve Gordon has been promoted to execexec VP. He most recently
      served as senior VP and was instrumental in developing
      ABC's "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and the "Sabrina" movies for
      the "Wonderful World of Disney."

      Gordon, who has been with the company for 15 years, is producing the
      Hugh WilsonHugh Wilson/Tim Reid pilot "The Contender""The Contender"
      for UPNUPN and the hourlong NBC pilot "Ed."

      Michele Conklin has been upped to senior VP. She is responsible for
      one-hour and longformlongform development. Conklin joined Viacom in
      1995 and was previously VP. She is guiding the development of UPN
      midseason series "The Beat"; Showtime's "The Warden," starring James
      Caan; and VH1VH1's "Two of Us," with Aidan QuinnAidan Quinn and
      Jared HarrisJared Harris.

      Chris Sanagustin has been promoted to exec director. She oversees
      comedy and family development, and the TV series "Sabrina the
      Teenage Witch" and "Linc's" for Showtime.

      Sanagustin, who joined Viacom in 1995, previously served as
      director. Projects under her supervision include the ABC
      pilot "Hayley Wagner, Star," written and produced by "Sabrina"
      creator Nell Scovell.

      Meanwhile, Kevin KassoverKevin Kassover has been named creative
      exec. He will handle TV development and will develop Internet
      content.

      Prior to joining ViacomViacom, he worked in the drama department of
      CBS Prods. and at Disney/Touchstone TV.

      Viacom Prods. prexyprexy Perry Simon said, "Steve, Michele and Chris
      are valuable members of our creative team, and with the addition of
      Kevin, we are primed to continue our commitment to producing quality
      programming for the rapidly changing and expanding entertainment
      marketplace."


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      http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA154501.html?display=People
      Chris Sanagustin, executive director, creative affairs, Viacom
      Productions, Los Angeles, promoted to VP. (1991)

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      http://www.hollywoodcreativeconnection.com/about-c.htm
      HCC was founded by Steve Gordon, former Executive Vice President of
      Creative Affairs at Viacom Productions, a leading prime-time
      television program supplier. Under his aegis, over a thousand hours
      of programming were produced including the series, "Ed" for
      NBC, "The Chris Isaak Show" for Showtime, and "The 4400" for USA
      which was the most-watched series premiere on basic cable. "Sabrina
      the Teenage Witch", which Gordon supervised for the ABC and the WB
      Networks, became the most successful series in the company's
      history. Gordon also oversaw several successful syndicated series
      and more than 200 movies for television.

      Throughout his career, one question was consistently posed to Gordon
      by writers, directors and actors, "How can I get an assessment of my
      creative work?" There are many people with creative aspirations and
      a desire to measure their talent against those already working in
      the film and television industry. Hollywood Creative Connection was
      created just for that purpose; everyone should have access to
      quality feedback on their talent.

      Gordon has always had a special interest in film and television
      education. He taught Television Program Development at U.C.L.A.
      Department of Extension Film and Television Program and, has been
      involved with the Educational programs and Services Committee of the
      Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for over 16 years. As a
      thirteen year participant in the Academy Intern Program, Mr. Gordon
      has mentored several young students who have gone on to achieve
      successful Hollywood careers.

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      http://www.hollywoodcreativeconnection.com/bio.htm
      For 20 years, Steve Gordon worked in television development and
      production at two divisions of media giant Viacom. He was fortunate
      to have experienced creation and production of many programming
      formats including prime time film series and movies to children's
      animation and rock concert specials. His first assignment was to
      supervise the restoration and editing of 22 previously "lost" (and
      thought destroyed) episodes of the Honeymooners. He worked with
      Jackie Gleason on the production of two network specials that
      featured clips from this celebrated work in television history.
      After starting his Viacom career in Los Angeles, he accepted a
      position in New York where he opened an East Cost operation for the
      company. There he was primarily working with playwrights and
      novelists. One of the novels he optioned, Citizen Cohen, about the
      legendary McCarthy era lawyer, became an Emmy winning movie with
      James Woods for HBO.

      Returning to Los Angeles, he was named vice president of drama and
      worked on several long running series for veteran producers Fred
      Silverman and Dean Hargrove including the "Perry Mason" movies",
      and "Matlock". Under Mr. Gordon's aegis, over a thousand hours of
      programming were produced including successful series "Ed" for
      NBC, "The Chris Isaak Show" for Showtime, and "The 4400" for USA
      which was the most watched series premiere on basic cable. In 1991,
      Gordon supervised, "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" for ABC and WB which
      had a 7 year run and became the most successful series in the
      company's history. He was named Senior Vice President overseeing
      both drama and comedy in 1991 and was later promoted to Executive
      Vice President, Creative Affairs. During his long stint at Viacom,
      Gordon had the privilege of working with many leading writers,
      actors, directors and producers including: directors Frank Pierson
      ("Citizen Cohen"), Terry George ("Hotel Rwanda"), Hugh Wilson ("My
      Bodyguard") and Francis Ford Coppola; actors Alan Alda, Michael
      Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Dick Van Dyke and Elizabeth Pena, writers
      Tom Fontana, Andy Schnieder and Diane Frolov ("Northern Exposure")
      and David Franzone ("The Gladiator").

      Gordon's television career began in 1979 with a job as a "runner"
      for Carolyn Raskin, producer of the "Laugh-in" and the " Dinah
      Shore" Television shows. A "runner" is just that, an errand person
      and Gordon quickly learned every possible route from Hollywood to
      points west, delivering scripts, food, and equipment in his rapidly
      deteriorating Volkswagen van. He likes to tell people breaking into
      Hollywood that his initial hard work really paid off; in just over a
      year, he was madeĀ…head runner!

      Although he enjoyed production, he really longed to get into the
      creative side of the business and became an independent script
      reader to train and help pay the bills. Reading and reporting on 5-6
      scripts per day is a tough way to make a living but provided good
      training to enter the development side of the business.

      In 1982, he was given an opportunity to work full time in a creative
      capacity as director of development for Sunn Classic Pictures
      Television. This was a division of a fairly large company, TAFT
      Broadcasting, owning media outlets along with television and feature
      production arms. Sunn Classic had become known by its lucrative
      small budget productions including "Grizzly Adams" and Stephen
      King's "Cujo", which was Gordon's first feature experience. Later
      Gordon worked on "Laugh Trax", a low budget comedy series. The show
      was shot on location and Gordon was assigned both location manager
      and production coordinator duties. He found it a challenge to keep
      up with a shoot schedule that was each day using two or three new
      locations. Sometimes, he would still be finalizing (and bribing
      property owners) at locales even as the crew was arriving for the
      shoot.

      Mr. Gordon has always had a special interest in film and television
      education. He taught Television Program Development at U.C.L.A.
      Extension, Film and Television Program and has served on the
      Educational programs and Services Committee of the Academy of
      Television Arts and Sciences for over 16 years. He is currently co-
      chair of the committee and has worked with hundreds of college and
      university professors in the "Faculty Seminars" program. Mr. Gordon
      originated development internships at Viacom for the Academy. For
      over thirteen years he has served as host and mentor in the award
      winning Internship Program and many of his former interns are now
      established in their own successful careers in the industry. He
      produces the College Television Awards Festival which exposes the
      Nation's best film and video work to the industry in an annual
      screening at the Academy.

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      WB taps former Viacom executive for programming post
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      The WB has hired Chris Sanagustin as SVP of current programming.
      Sanagustin is to oversee comedy series. Variety (subscription
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