or


[03/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC's Chris Conti Signs New Two-Year Production Deal with NBC Universal Television Studio

[via press release from NBC Universal Television Studio]

NBC'S CHRIS CONTI SIGNS NEW TWO-YEAR PRODUCTION DEAL WITH NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION STUDIO

NBC'S CHRIS CONTI SIGNS NEW TWO-YEAR PRODUCTION DEAL WITH NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION STUDIO

BURBANK - March 14, 2005 - Veteran NBC program executive Chris Conti has signed a new two-year deal with NBC Universal Television Studio to develop new comedy and drama series, it was announced today by Angela Bromstad, Co-President, NBC Universal Television Studio, and David Kissinger, Co-President, NBC Universal Television Studio.

Conti most recently had been Senior Vice President, Drama Development, NBC Entertainment, where he helped to develop NBC's newest hits "Medium" and "Law & Order: Trial by Jury."

"Chris' wealth of experience and creative contacts will be invaluable to our growing studio," said Bromstad. "His track record of drama speaks for itself and I can't wait to get started working with him on our side of production."

"Chris has been one of the key architects of NBC's success in the drama field for many years," said Kissinger. "He is an incredibly passionate and creative individual who will now be even more successful creating shows on the production side."

"Conti was appointed Senior Vice President, Drama Development, NBC Entertainment, in June 2000. Previously, he had served as Vice President of Drama Development since May 1999 and as Director of Primetime Series since August 1997.

In addition to "Medium" and "Law & Order: Trial by Jury," Conti has also been responsible for developing such recent hit dramas as "Las Vegas." In the last few years, he oversaw the development of "American Dreams," "Boomtown," and the summer "drama-mentary," "Crime & Punishment," from Emmy winner Dick Wolf.

Earlier, Conti supervised the development of the critically acclaimed freshman drama "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and the continuing hit drama, "Crossing Jordan."

Conti has also been responsible for developing the long-running dramas "Third Watch" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," each in its sixth season. His other projects have included the long-running drama "The Pretender."

On NBC's upcoming development season, Conti managed the development of the promising "NY-70," a crime drama series set in 1970s New York.

Conti joined NBC in 1990 as a Page before becoming an assistant in Children's Programs and Drama Development. He was named Manager of Primetime Series in 1996.

A native of Philadelphia, Conti received a bachelor's degree in communications from Penn State University in 1986. He lives in Venice, California, with his wife, Linda, and daughters, Julianna and Sofia.





  [march 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· AMERICAN DREAMS (NBC)
· BOOMTOWN (NBC)
· CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (NBC)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY (NBC)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· NY-70 (NBC)
· PRETENDER, THE (NBC)
· THIRD WATCH (NBC)





[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.

[07/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Second Straight Week
"60 Minutes" and "Big Brother 16" are the most-watched programs in said categories.

[07/28/14 - 08:27 AM]
USA Network Announces Pilot Pick-Up for Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal Drama "Colony"
The project is a naturalistic drama about a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race.