(July 1, 2004 - Burbank, CA) - David Benavente has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, Telepictures Productions, it was announced today by Hilary Estey McLoughlin, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Telepictures Productions. In his new post, Benavente will continue to oversee all aspects of Telepictures’ finance and administration operations, including production financing and accounting, real estate and human resources. “David has been instrumental to our success in creating and expanding the financial and administrative infrastructure and systems that have allowed our tremendous growth,” said Estey McLoughlin. “He is a key member of our executive team and very deserving of this promotion.” Prior to his promotion, Benavente served as Vice President, Finance and Administration, a post he’d held since 1997. He joined Telepictures in 1996 as Director of Finance and Administration, working on such series as “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” “Extra,” “Jenny Jones” and “How’d They Do That?” Prior to Telepictures, Benavente worked at Warner Bros. Television for nine years, serving s as both manager of production accounting and, later, director of production accounting. Benavente began his entertainment career working in finance operations at ABC Television.
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