Last year’s Hot List members have continued achieving in their areas of the television business. Here’s an update on their moves in the past year.
BRANDON BURGESS led the planning and execution of NBC’s acquisition of Vivendi Universal. He is now executive VP, digital media, international channels and business development, for the newly combined NBC Universal.
LEONARD GOLDSTEIN was recently promoted to executive VP, creative affairs, at Warner Bros. Television and is now handling both comedy and drama.
The WB’s marketing maven SUZANNE KOLB played an integral role in major product integration campaigns with Kmart and Mattel’s American Girl.
Stone-Stanley’s SHARON LEVY hit ratings pay dirt with breakout hit “The Joe Schmo Show” for Spike TV and is currently developing a reality show starring Ivana Trump.
While reporting for “60 Minutes II” on combat patrol in Afghanistan in November 2003, LARA LOGAN was riding on an open cargo Humvee when it hit a land mine. She was thrown from the vehicle and suffered injuries, but bounced right back to get the story.
PETER MICELLI’s clients at Creative Artists Agency continue to keep television viewers entertained with their stories. Damon Lindelof (see his profile in the current Hot List) is executive producer of ABC’s “Lost,” while new client Deran Sarafian will serve as in-house producer/director on “CSI: New York.”
ADAM SHAW has served the NFL Network well as head of distribution, doubling the network’s reach from 11 million to 22 million subscribers.
In addition to running “Without a Trace,” HANK STEINBERG is developing another drama and is optioning a newspaper article for development as a feature.
In “Joan of Arcadia’s” first season, AMBER TAMBLYN received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for outstanding lead actress in a drama, and found time to shoot a feature, “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.”
This past year DANIEL TIBBETS oversaw production of more than 1,000 episodes of Twentieth’s first-run programming and is moving toward new or expanded launches of “Ambush Makeover,” “Live Like a Star” and “Design Invasion.”
MICHAEL THORN recently moved over from NBC Studios to become VP, drama development at NBC Television.