Bromstad Takes Over NUTS; Kissinger to Run Conaco

May 25, 2005  •  Post A Comment

After sharing the top job for a year, Angela Bromstad has been named president of NBC Universal Television Studio. Ms. Bromstad’s former NUTS co-president, David Kissinger, will join late-night talk show host and executive producer Conan O’Brien’s company Conaco Productions as its president.

Ms. Bromstad and Mr. Kissinger have shared leadership since the studio was formed by the merger of NBC Studios and Universal Television Productions in May 2004. Ms. Bromstad previously was executive VP at NBC Studios and Mr. Kissinger was president of Universal Television Productions.

“Angela and David have made a wonderful team for the past year and have led the studio to unprecedented heights,” said Jeffrey Zucker, president of NBC Universal Television Group, in a press release Wednesday. “We want to thank David for his contributions and we look forward to maintaining a great working relationship with him at Conaco for many years to come.”

Conaco, which is organized under the NBC Universal Television Studio banner, produces pilots and specials for NBC and other broadcast networks.

NBC Universal Television Studio produces NBC’s “Will & Grace,” “Las Vegas,” “Crossing Jordan” and the “Law & Order” franchise. NUTS also produces Fox’s “House,” USA’s “Monk” and Sci Fi’s “Battlestar Galactica.” During last week’s upfront presentations, NUTS received a fall pickup for the new NBC drama “Fathom” and midseason pickups for the NBC comedy “Thick and Thin” and the ABC comedy “Sons and Daughters.”

Ms. Bromstad previously worked for NBC Entertainment developing miniseries. She also worked for Freyda Rothstein Entertainment as VP of creative affairs.

A former journalist and a lawyer, Mr. Kissinger joined Universal as senior VP of comedy development. Previously he worked for Walt Disney Television as senior VP of development.