(June 7, 2007 - Burbank, CA) — Veteran Warner Bros. Entertainment business operations executive Andy Lewis has been named Executive Vice President & General Administrative Manager at Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, it was announced today by Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD). In his new role, Lewis will oversee all business operations—including finance, administration, planning and analysis—for WBDTD, one of the leading distributors of first-run and off-network programming in the domestic television marketplace. Lewis comes to WBDTD after a decade at Warner Bros. Animation (WBA). He will report to Werner. “Wherever Andy has worked he has had a tremendously positive impact. He is an incredibly talented executive, a creative and resourceful strategist with a broad and deep understanding of the television business,” said Werner. “I have had the pleasure of working with him, on and off, for the past 20 years, and am thrilled to have him join the WBDTD team.” An accomplished executive with more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Lewis most recently served as Executive Vice President & General Manager, WBA. At WBA, Lewis oversaw all operational aspects for the animation studio, including finance, planning, business affairs and facilities. He was promoted to EVP in 2004, after serving seven years as WBA’s Senior Vice President & General Manager. Before joining Warner Bros., Lewis worked at The Walt Disney Company’s Buena Vista Television (BVT) for eight years, rising to Vice President of Finance, Planning and Distribution. In that role, he oversaw the financial and operational functions of BVT’s domestic distribution division, including syndication (station and advertiser sales), basic and pay television sales, pay-per-view and first-run production. Prior to joining Disney, Lewis was Director, Finance, at Columbia Pictures Television. He began his career at Viacom Enterprises, serving as Assistant Manager, Financial Planning. About Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD) is one of the leading distributors of first-run and off-network programming in the domestic television marketplace. It handles the syndication of television series produced by Warner Bros. Television, Telepictures Productions, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Horizon Television, selected HBO Independent Productions and the impressive Lorimar Television library; current feature films from Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Independent Pictures; and the Studio’s unmatched motion picture library. WBDTD currently distributes seven first-run series: Telepictures Productions’ “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Tyra Banks Show,” “Extra,” “Judge Mathis” and “The Dr. Keith Ablow Show,” as well as “The People’s Court” and “Showtime at the Apollo.” In fall 2007, WBDTD will premiere “TMZ,” a new daily strip from Telepictures, based upon TMZ.com, the #1 entertainment news destination on the Internet. Launching in off-network syndication this fall are the #1 comedy on network television, “Two and a Half Men,” and “George Lopez.” The extensive list of off-network programs also currently in syndication via WBDTD includes daily strips of “Friends,” “Will & Grace” (from NBC Studios), “The Drew Carey Show” and HBO’s “Sex and the City,” as well as the weekend broadcast windows of “ER,” “Cold Case,” “The West Wing” and “Without a Trace,” among others.
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