The Panelists

Jan 18, 2009  •  Post A Comment

TelevisionWeek asked five industry insiders to help select the most bankable syndication stars for 2009. Here’s a brief look at the panelists:

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Linda Bell Blue

“Entertainment Tonight” executive producer Linda Bell Blue has been with “ET” for 14 years, also serving as executive producer of “The Insider.” Ms. Bell Blue also has produced “Red Carpet Confidential,” “An Entertainment Tonight Event—Celebrity Weddings Unveiled” and “Entertainment Tonight Presents: Laverne and Shirley Together Again.” Prior to “ET,” Ms. Bell Blue executive produced “Hard Copy.”

Jonathan Block-Verk

Jonathan Block-Verk is president of Promax/BDA International, in charge of the overall management of the global media and marketing association, including electronic and print publications, industry conferences and awards competitions. Mr. Block-Verk is involved in the development and execution of long-term growth strategies that support the organization’s international advancing of the roles of entertainment marketing, promotion and design professionals.

Bill Carroll

Bill Carroll is VP and director of programming for the Katz Television Group. He is responsible for a department including programmers and researchers who consult with a client list of more than 400 broadcast stations. He personally advises station clients of Katz’s Eagle Television Sales, Continental Television Sales and Millennium Sales & Marketing divisions. His extensive programming experience includes 14 years with WHEC-TV in Rochester, N.Y.

Lance Klein

Lance Klein is a partner at Endeavor in the alternative television department. He has been a leader in the alternative field by creating record-breaking deals for the Ultimate Fighting Championship at Spike and WEC at Versus. He also put together deals for the series “The Millionaire Matchmaker” at Bravo, “The Moment of Truth” at Fox and “The Bonnie Hunt Show” for syndication. Mr. Klein joined Endeavor as an agent in 2002.

Chuck Larsen

October Moon President Chuck Larsen has an extensive career in television station management, program production, marketing and distribution. His consulting company represents the interests of producers and profit participants of network series in off-net syndication. Before joining October Moon, he was president of worldwide distribution for MTM Entertainment.


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