(April 24, 2000 - Burbank, CA) - Julie Kantrowitz has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Media Sales, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, as the division handles the fall 2000 barter inventory, the largest in its history. The announcement was made today by Dick Robertson, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “Julie has really been a driving force behind the enormous success of our Media Sales division,” said Robertson. “This promotion is well-deserved and recognizes the countless contributions she has made to our operation.” Kantrowitz moves up to Executive Vice President from Senior Vice President, a post that she’d held since 1996. She’ll continue to oversee the staff and day-to-day operations of the Media Sales department, which handles national advertising time for first-run and off-network series from both Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Telepictures Distribution, as well as feature packages from Telepictures Distribution. Kantrowitz joined Telepictures in September 1985 as Manager, Media Sales Planning. She was named Account Executive/Manager Media Sales Planning, Lorimar Telepictures in July 1987 and Vice President, Media Sales, Lorimar Telepictures the following year (the division subsequently became Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution Media Sales upon Warner Bros.’ acquisition of Lorimar Telepictures in 1989). She was promoted to Vice President and General Sales Manager, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution in 1993 and Senior Vice President, Media Sales in 1996. She was officially named to head the division in May 1997. Kantrowitz was also part of the team that created the media sales department of Warner Bros. Online when it launched in 1994. Well respected for her business acumen, Kantrowitz serves as the chairperson for Syndicated Network Television Association (SNTA) and has been elected to the board of National Association of Television Programming Executives (NATPE). Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution’s Media Sales is one of the industry’s leaders in sales of barter advertising units. For fall 2000, Media Sales is facing its most extensive inventory ever, handling the national advertising for the first-run programs “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” “Jenny Jones,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Change of Heart,” “Queen Latifah,” “Judge Mathis,” “The People’s Court,” and the new series “Street Smarts” and “Moral Court.” The division’s off-network series with barter include “Friends,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “The Wayans Bros.,” “The Parent ’Hood,” “In The House,” and for fall 2000, “Suddenly Susan” and “The Jamie Foxx Show.” Media Sales also handles a number of barter movie packages.
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