(April 14, 2004 – Burbank, CA) – Leonard Goldstein, currently Senior Vice President, Comedy Development, will take over as Executive Vice President, Development, Warner Bros. Television, it was announced today by Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television, to whom Goldstein will report. Goldstein replaces Steve Pearlman, who will exit his position to become a producer for WBTV effective June 1, 2004. “Len is one of the most outstanding creative executives I have ever worked with,” said Roth. “His contributions in both comedy and drama development over the past seven years have been vital to the success of our division. His ability to find and nurture creative talent, combined with his stellar industry relationships, make him the clear choice for this position.” Goldstein joined Warner Bros. Television in 1997 and was instrumental in the development of the hit dramas “Smallville,” “Everwood” and “Without a Trace.” In 2002, he was named Senior Vice President, Comedy Development, supervising the development of numerous breakout series for the studio, including “Two and a Half Men,” “I’m with Her,” “Eve” and “All of Us.” Prior to joining WBTV, Goldstein served as Director of Development, Series and Longform, at Kushner-Locke company.
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