In her new role, London Redman will spearhead the day-to-day scripted creative affairs for the company, reporting to Rovner and Paul. She is charged with developing ideas for new television shows and supervising current programming efforts for WHTV’s on-going series.
In a joint statement, Susan Rovner and Brett Paul said: “Leigh has done a terrific job for Warner Horizon Television during her five years at the company. She has everything you want in a top creative executive: sharp instincts, excellent relationships with writers and producers, and the ability to provide those artists with the positive environment they need to do their best work. We are delighted to be able to reward her efforts with this well-deserved and well-earned promotion.”
With her promotion, London Redman succeeds Shelley Zimmerman, who had served in the position since 2006.
Warner Horizon Scripted Television is one of the industry’s top producers of original cable series. Its current programs include the one-hour dramas “Rizzoli & Isles” (TNT’s #1 series), “Pretty Little Liars” (ABC Family’s #1 series), “Longmire” (which recently debuted its fourth season on Netflix) and the upcoming “Harvest” (Spike TV), as well as the half-hour comedy “Fuller House,” debuting in 2016 on Netflix.
Groves moves to WHTV from WBTV’s current programming department. In her new role as VP, Scripted Programming, Groves will now focus on program development, working closely with London Redman and alongside Roos to help originate new series for the company.
Ridenhour has been with WHTV since 2009 and recently signed a new deal to continue as VP, Scripted Programming. In this role, she is tasked with managing current programming matters for WHTV’s on-going series.
Roos moved to WHTV in 2014 from WBTV’s drama development department. As VP, Scripted Programming, she also focuses on program development, working closely with London Redman and, now, alongside Groves.
Rovner and Paul continued: “We are so pleased to have Stephanie join the Warner Horizon Television team. She has managed some of Warner Bros. Television’s most successful recent drama series, and now she has the opportunity to apply that skill set to helping to develop new original programming for the company. With Lisa Roos also focused on development and Lisa Ridenhour continuing to spearhead current programming, we have a first-rate team in place at WHTV that is well-positioned to continue the company’s growth and success.”
Brittney Haas and Kyle Schmitz round out the creative staff at WHTV, with Haas serving as Manager, Scripted Programming, focusing on drama, and Schmitz serving as Manager, Scripted Programming, with a focus on comedy.
London Redman started at WHTV in 2010 as Vice President, Scripted Programming. During the last five years, she has been involved in the development of WHTV series such as “Longmire,” “Fuller House” and “Dallas,” among others. Previously, she worked in drama development at CBS Television Studios, where she contributed to the development of “The Good Wife,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “90210,” “Jericho” and “Swingtown,” among many other series. She began her entertainment career at the Agency for the Performing Arts.
Groves joined WBTV in 1998 and has held progressively responsible positions throughout her career at the Studio, most recently serving as WBTV’s Senior Vice President, Current Programming. During her tenure, she has overseen day-to-day current programming activities on a number of WBTV’s highest-profile series, including the hit dramas “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Person of Interest,” as well as the highly anticipated upcoming event series “11/22/63” and dramas “Supergirl” and “Westworld.” She previously worked on “Fringe” and “Nikita,” among others.
Ridenhour has served in her current post since 2012, after having been Director, Scripted Programming, at WHTV for three years. At WHTV, Ridenhour has handled current programming responsibilities for a number of series, including current shows “Pretty Little Liars,” “Rizzoli & Isles” and “Longmire,” and upcoming programs such as “Fuller House.” Before joining WHTV, she was Manager, Current Programming, at The CW Network, working on “Gilmore Girls,” “Gossip Girl” and more. She previously held current programming positions at FOX Broadcasting Company and The Jim Henson Company, after beginning her career as a showrunners’ assistant on the comedy series “Mad About You.”
Roos came to the Studio in 2001, working in creative affairs and rising to Vice President, Drama Development, at WBTV, before being named Vice President, Scripted Programming, at WHTV in 2014. While at WBTV, Roos was involved in the development of “Gotham,” “Arrow,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Person of Interest,” “The Mentalist,” “The Following” and “Nikita,” among others. She began her professional career at the talent and literary agency Innovative Artists.