(December 8, 2000 – Burbank, CA) – In a return to her development roots, Jocelyn Freid has been named Director, Comedy Development it was announced today by Steve Pearlman, Executive Vice President, Development, Warner Bros. Television. “Jocelyn’s experience working as both a buyer and a supplier, coupled with her strong ties in the community made her the perfect addition to our comedy development team,” said Pearlman. Freid started her career in 1991 in the development department at Columbia Tri-Star Television where she ascended to Director of Series Development for Prime Time working on the development team for “Early Edition,” “Malcolm & Eddie,” “Moloney,” and “Matt Waters.” In 1995, she was named Director of Comedy Development for Prime Time, supervising the development of “King of Queens,” “The Gregory Hines Show,” “Between Brothers,” “Ask Harriet,” “The Simple Life” and “Guys Like Us.” In 1998, Freid segued to CBS Television as Director of Comedy Current for Prime Time where she oversaw the series “Becker,” among others. She was promoted to Vice President of Comedy Current, Prime Time Series in 2000, adding the series “Yes, Dear” and “Kiss Me Guido” to her responsibilities.
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