(June 13, 2001 – Burbank, CA) – Leonard Goldstein and Lowell Mate have been promoted to Senior Vice Presidents of Drama and Comedy Development respectively, it was announced today by Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television. They will continue to report to Steve Pearlman, Executive Vice President, Development, Warner Bros. Television. “I am so proud of the quality of our drama and comedy development this season,” said Roth. “Len and Lowell are two of the most gifted development executives in the business and integral to our division’s continuing success.” Leonard Goldstein, who moves up from Vice President, Drama Development, joined Warner Bros. in 1997. He was instrumental in the development of the new fall drama slate including “Smallville” and “Thieves.” Prior to joining Warner Bros., Goldstein served as Director of Development, Series and Longform at Kushner-Locke Company. Lowell Mate joined Warner Bros. Television in 1999 as Vice President, Comedy Development. He was responsible for overseeing the new comedy series “Maybe I’m Adopted (working title), “Off-Centre,” the mid-season entry “Young Person’s Guide to Becoming a Rock Star” and the returning comedy “Nikki.” From 1990-1999, Mate served as Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, HBO Independent Productions, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the division. He supervised the production of all shows including “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Martin” and “The Ben Stiller Show.” Prior to HBO, Mate served as Director, Current Programs at ABC Entertainment.
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