(August 21, 2012 – Burbank, CA) – David McGuire has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Current Programming, Telepictures Productions. It was announced today by Hilary Estey McLoughlin, President, Telepictures Productions, to whom McGuire will continue to report. “David has grown up at Telepictures starting as a production assistant at ‘Jenny Jones’ 22 years ago. He has been instrumental to our success over the last two decades. David has done a masterful job with 'Ellen,’ which just had its best year ever, building our formidable integration business while continuing to successfully launch, grow and reinvent our shows. This is a very well-deserved promotion and David is an extremely talented and highly regarded executive who has great relationships with talent, producers and advertisers and I look forward to him continuing to build our businesses in the years ahead,” said Estey McLoughlin. In his new position, McGuire will continue to oversee all aspects of Telepictures current programming activities for Telepictures’ slate of shows including “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “TMZ,” “Judge Mathis” and “The People’s Court" and in addition, "Let's Ask America," a new interactive game show premiering on Scripps stations in Fall 2012. In addition, McGuire will continue to manage the creative execution of advertising integrations into Telepictures’ portfolio of shows. He will also focus on creating brand extensions and working with the Telepictures development team to identify and platform talent and formats on their current franchises while seeking out rating, marketing and revenue generating opportunities for Telepictures’ brands. McGuire oversees "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and its franchises for the studio. He serves as the key Warner Bros. executive to liaise with Ellen's management team and works with them to forge new business opportunities. McGuire has also formed strategic relationships with major advertisers, such as General Motors, JC Penney and Target, ultimately, making the show a coveted destination for advertisers to be seen by their targeted consumers in the daytime television landscape. McGuire also played a crucial role in the nesting of "bethenny" on "Ellen" and oversaw the successful six-week summer 2012 test on a daily basis, which aired on select FOX-owned and operated stations, including New York and Los Angeles. With the TMZ franchise, McGuire was integral in the expansion of the content airing on radio. A 22-year veteran of Telepictures, McGuire has held the post of Senior Vice President, Programming & Development, since May 2007. Prior to that, McGuire held the position of Vice President of Programming & Development, since May 2003 after transitioning from his role in production at “Jenny Jones.” About Telepictures Telepictures is an industry-leading and Emmy Award-winning producer of television programming for the first-run syndicated marketplace, as well as for original digital content for broadband and wireless. For the current 2012–13 season, Telepictures (having garnered 70 Emmys in 16 years, including Outstanding Talk Show or Outstanding Talk Show Host for 13 of the last 15 years) – is producing seven first-run strips. Telepictures' series include the tenth season of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”; the sixth season of “TMZ”; the 19th season of the pop culture newsmagazine “Extra”; the 14th season of the hour-long court series “Judge Mathis”; the 29th season of “The People’s Court;" the sophomore season of "Anderson Live,” hosted by Anderson Cooper, who has brought his experience as an award-winning journalist and storyteller, passionate voice and informed perspective to a nationally syndicated daily one-hour daytime talk show; and the freshman season of “Let’s Ask America,” a new daily half-hour television game show premiering on Scripps stations this fall. Telepictures also produced “bethenny,” a new daytime talk program hosted by Bethenny Frankel that debuted this June on select FOX-owned stations including New York and Los Angeles.