(March 31, 2014 – Burbank, CA) – Telepictures — an industry-leading and Emmy Award–winning producer of innovative, multiplatform advertiser-friendly television series and digital content for the first-run syndication, cable and digital marketplace — has named Donna Redier Linsk as its new Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Programming. The announcement was made today by Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television, to whom Redier Linsk will report. In this newly created position, Redier Linsk will serve as Telepictures’ top business executive. She will be responsible for all finance, business and legal affairs, production, operations, administration and current programming matters related to the company’s original television series and digital content. She will also manage Telepictures’ business and operational staff. The appointment reunites Redier Linsk with Darnell, as the two worked together previously at FOX. Mike Darnell said: “I feel incredibly lucky that Donna has decided to join the Telepictures team. She has been a trusted advisor to me for many years, and I could not be more excited to have her here.” As Redier Linsk arrives at Telepictures, the company is currently producing eight series for the 2013–14 television season — “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “bethenny,” “TMZ,” “TMZ Live,” “Extra,” “Judge Mathis,” “The People’s Court” and “Let’s Ask America” — and talk show “The Real” will launch in national syndication in fall 2014. Prior to joining Warner Bros., Redier Linsk had been Chief Operating Officer of FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia, from 2009–2013. In this capacity, she oversaw finance, production, and legal & business affairs for all of FMNA’s entertainment programming across network, cable, syndicated and digital platforms, including series such as “American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent,” “The X Factor,” “Let’s Make a Deal,” “Family Feud” and “The Price Is Right.” From 2004–2009, Redier Linsk worked with Darnell at FOX Broadcasting Company, serving as Senior Vice President, Business Affairs and Alternative Production. In that role, she was responsible for all business and production issues relating to the network’s unscripted series and specials. Redier Linsk oversaw business and legal affairs for alternative programming at FOX Television Studios from 1999–2004, and prior to joining FOX, Redier Linsk worked in entertainment business affairs and creative development for Gaumont Television. She is an honors graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and she earned her juris doctor degree from Hastings College of the Law at the University of California, San Francisco.