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Adler Named VP, Comedy Development for Paramount

Dec 27, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Kate Adler has been named VP of comedy development for Paramount Network Television.

Brian Banks, senior VP of comedy development and Ms. Adler’s new boss, made the announcement last week. In addition, Mr. Banks announced Jim Donnelly has been promoted to director of comedy development.

Ms. Adler will work with Mr. Banks and Paramount Executive VP Maria Crenna to develop new comedies for broadcast and cable networks.

Most recently Ms. Adler served as a producer for CBS’s “Survivor: Palau” and “Survivor: Guatemala.” She was also a producer on NBC’s “Crime & Punishment: Real-Life Law & Order.” In 2002 she was a producer on the Oscar-winning documentary “Twin Towers.”

From 1997 to 2000, Adler was VP of creative affairs for Worldwide Pants, where she supervised new series development, oversaw casting and production on “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Ed” and recruited writers for “The Late Show With David Letterman” and “The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” In 1994, Ms. Adler was director of comedy development for Walt Disney Network Television.

Mr. Donnelly first joined Paramount Network Television in 2004 as manager of comedy development. Prior to that he worked at CBS Productions in comedy development and current programming.