(May 29, 2002 – Burbank, CA) - Warner Bros Television’s Senior Vice President, Casting, Barbara Miller retires after 26 years with the studio, it was announced today by Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television. Miller who joined the company in 1976 (then Lorimar Television), has been responsible for casting some of the most successful shows on television including “ER,” “Friends,” “The West Wing,” “Gilmore Girls,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Dallas,” “Knots Landing,” “Murphy Brown,” “Family Matters,” “Sisters,” “I’ll Fly Away” and numerous made-for-television movies. “Barbara is a legend in the casting world,” said Roth. “She is responsible for launching the careers of many actors during her tenure at Warner Bros. On behalf of the entire studio, we thank Barbara for all of her contributions.” “Leaving Warner Bros. is really bittersweet,” said Miller. “This has been my home for so many years and I have worked with many extraordinary people, whom I will greatly miss.” Miller has been nominated for 7 Emmy Awards, winning 4 for Excellence in Casting. She has won numerous Artios Awards, including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. A replacement for Barbara Miller will be announced in the near future.
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