(May 5, 2004 – Burbank, CA) – Marianne Cracchiolo Mago has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Comedy Development, while Susan Rovner signed a new four-year deal to continue as Senior Vice President, Drama Development, it was announced today by Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television and Len Goldstein, who assumes his new position of Executive Vice President, Development, on June 1. “We are delighted to be able to recognize and promote Marianne and continue our incredibly successful relationship with Susan, both of whom we consider to be two of the finest development executives in the television industry,” said Roth. “This team has achieved remarkable success, and with our executives now ‘locked and reloaded’ for the next three years, we feel confident and poised for the future.” “Marianne and Susan are truly creative executives who bring a great deal of passion to every project and who are beloved by our writers and producers,” stated Goldstein. “In a short time, Marianne has made her mark here, recruiting some of our top talent, while Susan has assembled a challenging and diverse slate of programming. They both have the unique ability to help translate a vision from the idea to the script to the screen.” Rovner, who was named Senior Vice President, Drama Development, in May 2002, joined the studio in 1998. She was involved in the development of “The O.C.,” “Cold Case,” “Jack & Bobby” and “The Mountain.” Prior to working at Warner Bros., she served as Executive Director, Movies for Television, at ABC. Cracchiolo Mago has served as Vice President, Comedy Development, since August 2002 and has been involved in the development of “Two and a Half Men,” “Joey,” “Center of the Universe,” and “News to Me.” Previously, she worked as Vice President Development at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment.
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