[06/02/05 - 12:00 AM]
Robert Zotnowski and Christina Davis Named Vice Presidents, Drama Series Development, CBS Entertainment

[via press release from CBS]


Robert Zotnowski and Christina Davis have been named Vice Presidents, Drama Series Development, CBS Entertainment, it was announced by Laverne McKinnon, Senior Vice President, Drama Series Development, CBS Entertainment.

Zotnowski and Davis, both of whom report to McKinnon, will be involved in the development of all new drama projects for the Network.

"Robert is an incredibly strong and dynamic creative executive who gained invaluable development experience working on �CSI� and its spin-offs during his years as a current executive. He�s been integral to their success,� said McKinnon. �The partnerships he has nurtured with writers and producers all over town will be a major asset to our future development.�

"And Christina has shown exceptionally sharp creative instincts that will continue to help us develop the next generation of dramas,� McKinnon said. �She has an uncanny ability to discover new voices as evidenced by her bringing Hank Steinberg, creator of �Without a Trace,� to our attention.�

Zotnowski had been Vice President, Current Programs, CBS Entertainment, since August 2003, responsible for overseeing current CBS hits CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CSI: MIAMI, CSI: NY, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND and TWO AND A HALF MEN.

Prior to that, Zotnowski had been Director of Current Programs from June 2000-August 2003. Zotnowski joined CBS in August 1998 as Manager of Current Programs, where he worked on all CBS comedies.

Davis most recently had been Director, Drama Series Development, CBS Entertainment, a position she has had since 2002. She started in the CBS drama series department in 1997 as assistant to current CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler, rising through the ranks from supervisor (99-00), to manager (00-02) and director (02-05). Prior to CBS, Davis worked in drama series development at Warner Bros. Television (April 96- August 97).

Since joining CBS, Davis has been involved in the development of the dramas JUDGING AMY, CSI, CSI: MIAMI, CSI: NY, WITHOUT A TRACE, COLD CASE and JOAN OF ARCADIA.

Davis is a graduate of UCLA (B.S. political science).

  [june 2005]  


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