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Another Kind of Caucus

January 20, 2008 9:00 PM

Veteran producer Dennis Doty, in his first duty as the new chairman of the Caucus for Television Producers, Writers & Directors, last week expanded the organization to embrace those toiling in the area of new media (for many writers, the only place they’re toiling these days). He even tacked on “An Alliance of Television & New Media Content Creators” to the Caucus’ official name. “With this expansion, the Caucus now welcomes membership applications from a wider group of younger executives who are increasingly gaining attention for creative new approaches for product creation and dissemination throughout the industry,” Mr. Doty explained at the time. Blink read that to mean it was high time for some new blood. Mr. Doty succeeds two-term chairman Vin Di Bona and joins the ranks of recently elected officers Bill Blinn, Lionel Chetwynd and Mr. Di Bona, all co-chairs; John Moffitt, treasurer; and Herman Rush, secretary. Mr. Doty is currently producing ABC’s “Oscar’s Red Carpet With Regis Philbin,” the official pre-show for the 80th annual Academy Awards presentation.

—Tom Gilbert

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