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[06/17/11 - 12:24 PM]
ABC Entertainment Group Announces Several Key Executive Shifts
John Saade, Vicki Dummer, Patrick Moran and Amy Hartwick are among those receiving promotions.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ANNOUNCES SEVERAL KEY EXECUTIVE SHIFTS

John Saade Named EVP, Alternative Series & Late-Night Programming, ABC Entertainment

Vicki Dummer Named SVP, Current Series & Specials, ABC Entertainment

Patrick Moran Named SVP & Head of Creative Development, ABC Studios

Amy Hartwick Named SVP, Comedy Development, ABC Studios

Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group, today announced several key executive shifts at ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios that will better align creative strengths against organizational needs. In making the announcement, Lee stated: "These changes bolster the creative strength of our studio with two of our strongest up-and-coming creative executives; empower our current department, which is the heart of the network; and position our successful reality department for even greater achievement in the future."

Effective immediately, John Saade, former Senior Vice President, Alternative Series and Specials, ABC Entertainment, will be promoted to Executive Vice President, Alternative Series & Late-Night Programming, ABC Entertainment, overseeing all of the Network's primetime alternative/reality series and late-night programming. He will report directly to Paul Lee.

Vicki Dummer, former Senior Vice President, Alternative Series and Specials, ABC Entertainment, will become Senior Vice President, Current Series & Specials, ABC Entertainment, overseeing all current series and special programming for the Network's primetime block, reporting directly to Paul Lee. Lynn Barrie, former Senior Vice President of Current Programming, will shift into development as Senior Vice President, Comedy Development, ABC Entertainment, reporting to Samie Falvey, Senior Vice President, Comedy Development, ABC Entertainment.

Patrick Moran, former Senior Vice President, Drama Series, ABC Studios, has been promoted to Senior Vice President & Head of Creative Development, ABC Studios, overseeing all creative development for the Studio, reporting to Barry Jossen, Executive Vice President, ABC Studios, with an editorial line on creative to Paul Lee.

Amy Hartwick, former Vice President, Comedy Development, ABC Entertainment, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Comedy Development, ABC Studios, reporting to Patrick Moran. Also, as part of this announcement, Kevin Plunkett, former Senior Vice President, Comedy Development, ABC Studios, has decided to leave the Group to pursue other ventures.





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