(May 25, 2011 – Burbank, CA) – Tishan Cowan has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Branded Entertainment and New Business, Telepictures Productions, and Alana Calderone Polcsa has been promoted to Vice President, Branded Entertainment and New Business, Telepictures Productions. It was announced today by Hilary Estey McLoughlin, President, Telepictures Productions, to whom Cowan will continue to report. In her new position, Cowan will continue to oversee product integration, advertiser partnerships and branded content across multiple platforms for Telepictures’ slate of shows, including “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Extra” and “TMZ.” Cowan is also focused on developing cross platform content partnerships and developing corporate initiatives within the launches of “Anderson,” a new, one-hour syndicated daily strip hosted by Anderson Cooper, and “Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers,” a daily, half-hour, studio-based show hosted by one of America’s foremost experts on addiction, relationships and medicine, Dr. Drew Pinsky, airing on the CW Network at 3 pm. In her new post, Calderone Polcsa will continue to oversee branded integrations and new business opportunities for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “Tishan has had a transformative impact on our productions and our business by developing and overseeing product integrations, advertiser partnerships and multi-platform content ventures across the company,” said Estey McLoughlin. “Alana has done a remarkable job managing branded integrations and new business for ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and we look forward to continue to experience the rewards of her creativity and strategic thinking. Both are well-deserved promotions that will enhance Telepictures’ overall ingenuity and prosperity.” Cowan joined Telepictures in 2007 as Vice President, Branded Entertainment and New Business. Before joining Telepictures, Cowan spent four years at Mark Burnett Productions as an Integrations Producer on “The Apprentice,” where she created advertiser integration episodes for brands like Unilever and GM. Prior to that, Cowan was at Microsoft, first in their emerging TV group and then at X Box where she helped develop non-gaming entertainment for Xbox and the 360 platform. Cowan also previously held the position of Director of Branded Entertainment and Strategy at TiVo. Before joining Telepictures in 2007, Calderone Polcsa held various brand management roles at Unilever, a top tier global consumer packaged goods company. As Brand Development Manager for Caress North America, she was responsible for strategy, innovation and new media communication development, including the brand’s five year vision plan. Prior to overseeing Caress brand activation, Calderone Polcsa spent several years on the Dove Global Body Care and Personal Wash businesses, in which she led the global development and activation of new product mixes and spearheaded the creation of successful multi-platform branded entertainment to target Hispanic consumers. Calderone Polcsa brings her traditional packaged goods marketing experience to help the production teams create organic and contextually relevant integrations for Telepictures clients. About Telepictures: For the current 2010-11 season, Telepictures Productions - an industry leading and Emmy Award-winning producer of syndicated programming (having garnered 62 Emmys in 14 years, including Outstanding Talk Show or Outstanding Talk Show Host for 12 of the last 14 years) - is producing six first-run strips. Telepictures' series include the eighth season of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show”; the fourth season of "TMZ"; the 17th season of the pop culture newsmagazine "Extra"; the 12th season of the hour-long court series "Judge Mathis"; the 27th season of "The People's Court"; and the third season of "Judge Pirro." In September 2011, “Anderson,” a new, one-hour daily nationally syndicated daytime strip hosted by Anderson Cooper and produced by Telepictures will launch. “Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers,” a new daily half-hour show headlined by television personality and medical doctor Dr. Drew Pinsky, set to air on The CW Network, has also been added to the roster for Fall 2011.