(August 6, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – Lori Teig and Leanne Elias have been named Senior Talent Executive and Talent Executive of “Lopez Tonight,” the newest entry in late-night talk, starring George Lopez and launching on TBS on November 9, 2009. The announcement was made today by Jim Paratore, Executive Producer of “Lopez Tonight.” “We’re thrilled to have Lori and Leanne join the ‘Lopez’ team. They have the kind of experience and energy that we’re looking for. The current late night shows only reach 30% of the late night audience and there’s a high duplication of audience among them. George will reach the younger, female and ethnic audiences that the other shows don’t reach. We look forward to working with the Hollywood community to help them reach these important underserved groups,” said Paratore. Teig has been a freelance Talent Booker for Premiere Radio since 2007 and Director of Celebrity Talent and Casting for Fuse since 2006. Previously, Teig served as Talent Executive on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and before that she was the senior talent booker at “Living it Up with Ali and Jack” and held a position at Central Talent Booking. Teig began her career in the talent department at MTV. Most recently, Elias served as Talent Booker for numerous series and pilots on HGTV, The History Channel and MTV. Before that, Elias served as Talent Booker on “Tom Green’s House Tonight” and then as Talent Executive on the test run of “Wendy Williams Show.” Previously she served as the West Coast Editor for Stuff Magazine and Central Talent Booking Los Angeles office. Elias started out as a Marketing Manager with Davie-Brown Entertainment. With “Lopez Tonight,” George Lopez will bring his high-energy, opinionated, irreverent and very funny comedy to late night on TBS. This 60-minute program will break out of the pack and re-energize late-night. It will air Mondays–Thursdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS. “Lopez Tonight” is produced by 2.2 Productions, para Media Inc. and Telepictures Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television. About Telepictures Productions For the 2009-10 season, Telepictures Productions - an industry-leading and Emmy® Award-winning producer of syndicated programming (having garnered 54 Emmys® in 12 years, including Outstanding Talk Show/Talk Show Host for 10 of the last 12 years), is producing eight nationally syndicated strips. The slate includes the seventh season of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," winner of four consecutive Daytime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Talk Show and four for Outstanding Talk Show Host; the second season of “The Bonnie Hunt Show," a talk-variety show that is a combination of the best of the classic format, heartfelt human-interest stories, and invaluable takeaway that real women can use in their everyday lives; the third season of "TMZ," the half-hour series that brings the TMZ.com brand to television, expanding upon the website's mission as a 24-hour-per day, seven-day-per week entertainment news destination providing a fresh, unfiltered look at celebrities and their real lives; the fifth season of the Emmy® Award-winning "The Tyra Banks Show," a one-hour, daily talk show serving as a young woman's guide to life, hosted by Tyra Banks; the 11th season of the hour-long court series "Judge Mathis"; the 26th season of "The People's Court"; the 16th season of the pop culture newsmagazine "Extra"; the second season of “Judge Jeanine Pirro," a one-hour daily court program, which airs on the Fox Television Stations , featuring Jeanine Pirro, the former Westchester County (N.Y.) District Attorney and county judge, highly respected legal commentator and author, and champion of women's rights. In November 2009, Telepictures will add George Lopez's new late-night talk show, "Lopez Tonight," airing on TBS to its slate. Telepictures is focused on expanding in the broadband and wireless content landscape, launching MomLogic.com, an online destination and cross-platform advertising network created as the ultimate lifestyle and parenting community for women with children. Telepictures has also teamed up with Time Inc.'s Essence Communications on a cross-divisional collaboration to launch Essence.com as the premier online destination for African-American women.
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