(May 28, 2002 – Burbank, CA) – Leonard Goldstein, currently Senior Vice President, Drama Development, Warner Bros. Television, will take over as head of Comedy Development for the studio. Goldstein replaces Lowell Mate who moved into a production deal at WBTV. Susan Rovner, Vice President, Drama Development has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Drama Development, 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. “Len and Susan were instrumental in the success of our 2002-03 Drama Development,” said Roth. “They are two of the most gifted development executives in the business and integral to our division’s continuing success.” “Susan and Len have great taste in writers and material,” said Pearlman. “Their relationships with some of the top writers and producers in features and television, as well as their ability to find and nurture new talent are key to their success, and we are thrilled to offer them these new opportunities.” Goldstein joined Warner Bros. Television in 1997 and was instrumental in the development of last season’s breakout drama “Smallville” and this season’s new Fall series “Everwood,” “Birds Of Prey,” “Fastlane” and “Without A Trace.” Prior to joining Warner Bros., Goldstein served as Director of Development, Series and Longform at Kushner-Locke Company. Rovner joined the studio in 1998 and was involved in the development of the hit drama “Gilmore Girls” and the new 2002-03 series “Everwood,” “Fastlane” and “Presidio Med.” Prior to joining the studio, Rovner served as Executive Director, Movies for Television at ABC.
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