CBS ANNOUNCES STACY MANDELBERG AS VICE PRESIDENT, LIMITED SERIES & EVENT PROGRAMMING
CBS announced today that Stacy Mandelberg has joined the Company as Vice President, Limited Series & Event Programming. The newly created position will report to both Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, and David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios.
In her new position, Mandelberg will acquire, develop and oversee production of short-run scripted programming based on books, historical events and original ideas with high-concept appeal.
"There is a lot of interest - from writers, producers and actors - to tell shorter-form stories that make noise in the industry as well as on a network's schedule," said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. "This position formally establishes a point person to facilitate the pitching, development and production process."
"We believe there is viewer demand for scripted projects, with built-in promotional appeal, that air over a few days, or maybe a couple weeks," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. "It is programming that can complement our regular series and live event specials, and offer scheduling opportunities at various points of the year as an alternative to repeats."
Mandelberg served as Senior Vice President of Von Zerneck/Sertner Films where she oversaw the development and production of series and movies for television with projects for TNT, Lifetime and ABC Family, as well as the mini-series "Category 7" for CBS.
Previously, she was executive producer of the Lifetime movie "Haunting Sarah" and a programming executive at Atmosphere Entertainment, where she developed scripted and unscripted series and movies for television. She also developed and produced movies and mini-series for Wilshire Court Productions.
Mandelberg received a bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University's School of Speech-Radio, Television and Film and a Master of Fine Arts in film from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She has also been a guest professor at the American Film Institute and a guest lecturer at Chapman University, focusing on television development and production.