(November 2, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – Blake Bryant has been named Senior Vice President, Marketing, for Telepictures Productions, it was announced today by Hilary Estey McLoughlin, President, Telepictures Productions. Bryant will oversee the strategic branding and execution of marketing campaigns and daily promotion for consumers for all of Telepictures' television shows and websites. He will work closely with Lisa Gregorian, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Television Group, and her Worldwide Marketing team, and Susan Kantor, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, and the WBDTD team which will continue to focus on trade and station marketing and promotion. "Blake's diverse experience, creativity and strategic thinking make him an exceptional addition to Telepictures," said Estey McLoughlin. "We are fortunate to have an award-winning senior marketing executive bring his twenty-plus years of experience and expertise to our team." Bryant had served as Vice President, Creative Services, for Disney-ABC Domestic Television since 2002, where he directed and oversaw all trade and consumer advertising. Prior to that, Blake was at the NBC Television Stations Division from 1996-2002, serving as Vice President, Consumer Marketing and Programming, KNTV San Francisco (2001-2002), Vice President, Advertising and Promotion, WMAQ Chicago (1999-2001) and Director of Creative Services, KNBC Los Angeles (1996-1999). Bryant was also the Creative Director of KPIX in San Francisco (1994-1996) and held the same position at KCAL in Los Angeles (1989-1994). He began his career as Director/Producer for WJKS in Jacksonville and Graphics Supervisor for WFLA in Tampa/St. Petersburg. About Telepictures Productions For the 2009-10 season, Telepictures Productions – an industry-leading and Emmy® Award-winning producer of syndicated programming (having garnered 59 Emmys® in 13 years, including Outstanding Talk Show/Talk Show Host for 11 of the last 13 years) – is producing eight first-run strips. The slate includes the seventh season of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," previous 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 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 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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