(July 25, 2007 - Burbank, CA) — Telepictures Productions, one of the industry’s top producers of first-run programming for the syndication marketplace and a leader in the production and distribution of entertainment news on the Internet with TMZ, has promoted Bob Mohler to Executive in Charge, New Media, it was announced today by Hilary Estey McLoughlin, President, Telepictures Productions, to whom he will report. In his new, expanded role, Bob will oversee Telepictures’ new media operation and spearhead execution of its digital initiatives, working closely with the programming team, led by Lisa Hackner, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, as well as Brett Bouttier, Senior Vice President, Digital, Warner Bros. Television Group. Mohler will also work with show producers to develop and evolve online formats for existing television properties and evaluate and implement the use of new technologies. In addition, he will manage web integrations and advertising strategies with the advertising sales group. “This promotion is an acknowledgement of Bob’s tremendous contribution to Telepictures’ becoming one of the leaders in the digital space. He has been on the ground floor for the last 18 months with the TMZ team and has been instrumental in making it the number one entertainment news destination on the web,” said Estey McLoughlin. “Bob is one of the most savvy and knowledgeable executives in the new media world, and Telepictures is lucky to have him managing our digital efforts and keeping us on the leading edge while helping us continue our impressive growth.” Mohler began his career at Telepictures Productions in 2000 as a Web Producer for “Extra’s” website, Extratv.com. In 2003, he was named Director of New Media and was responsible for producing television websites for “Extra,” “ElimiDate,” “Street Smarts,” “Larry Elder,” “Judge Mathis,” “The Bachelor: The Morning After,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Tyra Banks Show.” Mohler was promoted in 2005 to Executive Director of New Media while acting as Supervising Producer and Director of Operations for TMZ.com. Prior to Telepictures, Mohler was a professor of acting at DePaul University and served as Managing Director and Artistic Director of the Eclipse Theater Company in Chicago. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2001, Mohler worked at Casnet.com until 2003 as Director of Web Promotion. About Telepictures Productions For the upcoming 2007-08 season, Telepictures, an industry-leading and Emmy® Award-winning producer of syndicated programming, is producing six nationally syndicated strips. These include the freshman season of “TMZ,” the half-hour series that will bring the TMZ.com brand to television, expanding upon the website’s mission as a 24-hour-per day, seven-day-per week entertainment news destination providing a fresh, unfiltered look at celebrities and their real lives; the third season of “The Tyra Banks Show,” a one-hour, daily talk show serving as a young woman’s guide to life, hosted by Tyra Banks; the fifth season of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” winner of four consecutive Daytime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Talk Show and three for Outstanding Talk Show Host; the ninth season of the hour-long court series “Judge Mathis”; the 11th season of “The People’s Court” and the 14th season of the pop culture newsmagazine strip “Extra,” as well as the legendary weekly variety show “Showtime at the Apollo.” Additionally, Telepictures will produce “CW Now,” a new half-hour series premiering on The CW Network this fall which blends news and entertainment to create the ultimate source for everything that’s hip, hot and happening right now in the world of young adults.
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