(July 16, 2001 – Burbank, CA) - Trent Jones, Senior Vice President, Current Programs, Warner Bros. Television has signed a new overall deal with Warner Bros. Television, it was announced today by Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television. The deal, which commences immediately, is unlike most deals for former or transitioning executives (which call for developing and producing services only); this pact was specifically designed for Jones to create, write and produce his own original projects. “Trent has done a tremendous job running the Current department,” said Roth. “Over a year ago, when Trent expressed to me his passion to pursue a career as a writer/producer, I knew his creative talents would serve him and our company well in that capacity. We’re very excited to work with him in his new endeavor.” Jones joined Current Programs at Warner Bros. as a Director in 1994, taking over the department in 1997. During his tenure, he has been responsible for the day-to-day oversight of all Warner Bros. TV series, including “Friends,” “Family Matters,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “The West Wing,” “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and “Gilmore Girls.” A former stage actor, Jones made the transition to the executive side of the business in 1992 when he joined Warner Bros.’ (then Lorimar Television) research department. He spent two years in research, while simultaneously completing a Master’s Degree in Communication Management at USC’s Annenberg School.
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