(February, 29, 2000 – Burbank, CA) – Craig Hunegs has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Television, making him the second highest-ranking executive in the division, it was announced today by Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television. Hunegs, who moves up from Executive Vice President, Business and Financial Affairs, adds the day-to-day responsibility of legal affairs, labor relations, publicity, music, human resources and administration to his current oversight of financial and business affairs. He will also continue to work closely with Roth on all aspects of Warner Bros. Television’s strategy and general operations. In addition, he will lead Warner Bros. Television’s burgeoning online activities. He will also assume oversight of Warner Bros.’ relationships with independent production entities including Marquee Tollin/Robbins and Tony Jonas Productions. “From the moment I joined Warner Bros., I have been impressed by Craig’s extraordinary skills,” said Roth. “He’s an outstanding executive, a trusted colleague, and in addition to his expanded responsibilities in television, I’m looking forward to his leading our charge towards increased involvement in the Internet and in the expanding world of convergence. This promotion is well-deserved and absolutely appropriate.” Hunegs who joined WBTV in 1997, supervised all aspects of the division’s business and financial matters, talent and network negotiations and the day-to-day operations of the business affairs department. He was integral in negotiating numerous high-profile license agreements including “ER” and “The Drew Carey Show,” overall deals with John Wells, Bruce Helford, Chuck Lorre, Mutchnick & Kohan and new series deals with the casts of “ER” and “The Drew Carey Show.” Prior to Warner Bros. Television, Hunegs was Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, for The WB Television Network. Previously, Hunegs served as Vice President of Business Affairs at NBC for five years. Hunegs entered the entertainment industry as a program attorney in 1987 with ABC Entertainment in New York. In 1989 he became Director of Contracts, heading that department before moving to NBC in 1990. Prior to ABC, Hunegs worked as an associate attorney with Golenbock & Barell in their corporate law department.
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