(November 16, 2004 – Burbank, CA) – David Decker has been named Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Telepictures Productions, it was announced today by Hilary Estey McLoughlin, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Telepictures Productions. In his new post, Decker will oversee all aspects of the company’s business and legal affairs, including negotiating and drafting license fee and production service agreements, rights and format acquisitions and exploitation, and talent agreements for all formats, genres and television platforms. “David has spot-on experience in every facet of what we do at Telepictures,” said Estey McLoughlin. “He has gained invaluable experience as the head of business affairs at a top caliber independent production company, where he has managed myriad deals simultaneously while constantly creating new business models to maximize profitability. David has built strong relationships with the key executives at the broadcast and cable networks, talent agencies and law firms as well as the producers, writers and talent that we work with. He also has a strong knowledge of development and production which gives him a keen understanding of the process and a proactive philosophy. He will be a tremendous asset to Telepictures and I look forward to having him help us continue to build our positive momentum and exponential growth.” Prior to joining Telepictures, Decker spent six years at Stone Stanley Entertainment, most recently as Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, a post he was promoted to in 2002, having started with the company in 1998 as Vice President, Business Affairs. Before that, he served as a production attorney in the business affairs department at Buena Vista Television, responsible for all legal aspects of “The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show,” and a contract attorney in the legal department of Paramount Pictures Network Television. He’s also practiced civil litigation at civil defense law firms in Los Angeles and served as an independent legal consultant to a number of entertainment companies. Decker holds a JD from Loyola Law School (CA) and a bachelor’s degree in French literature from Dickinson College.
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