(June 29, 2004 – Burbank, CA) – Clancy Collins and Jeanne Cotton join the Warner Bros. Television Current Programs department as Vice President and Director, while Stephanie Groves and Rebecca Franko move up to Director and Manager respectively, it was announced today by Melinda Hage, Senior Vice President, WBTV Current Programs. “We have assembled a first-rate Current team and are looking forward to the challenges of the new season,” said Hage. “Clancy is a veteran executive with strong relationships in our community; Jeanne Cotton is one of the sharpest executives in television, and we are delighted she has joined the Current department. Stephanie’s contributions to the department have been invaluable. Both she and Rebecca have done tremendous jobs in their current positions and deserve to be recognized with these promotions.” Clancy Collins will serve as the current executive for “Without a Trace,” “Cold Case” and “Eyes.” Previously, Collins was Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, at MGM Worldwide Television, where she developed the critically acclaimed cable series “Dead Like Me and the reality series “Fame,” and she teamed to develop “Stargate: Atlantis.” She also was Vice President, Development for Paramount Domestic Television and developed the syndicated series “The Howie Mandel Show” and “Wild Things.” Jeanne Cotton will serve as Director, Current Programs, and as the current executive covering “ER,” “The West Wing” and “Third Watch” and the midseason project “Jonny Zero.” Formerly Vice President, Research, Cotton supervised all aspects of research at WBTV. She joined the company in 2000 as Director, Research, and previously was the Associate Director of Primetime Research at ABC. Stephanie Groves joined the WBTV Current department in 1998 and was promoted to Manager in 2002. Her current responsibilities include oversight of “Everwood,” “The O.C.,” “Jack & Bobby” and the midseason projects “Athens” and “Jonny Zero.” Rebecca Franko moves up to Manager, Current Programs, and will assist in the coverage of “All of Us,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Eve” and “Veronica Mars.” Most recently an executive assistant in the Current Programs department, she started at the studio in 1999 as an assistant in the Research department.
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