Zimmerman Gets Top Scripted Programming Job at Warner Horizon

Jul 11, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Warner Horizon Television, the newly formed Warner Bros. Entertainment TV studio, named Shelley Zimmerman senior VP of scripted programming.

Warner Horizon, created in April when Warner Bros. Television President Peter Roth re-upped to lead the company, will focus on lower-budgeted scripted and reality primetime series for cable and broadcast. Roth announced Zimmerman’s appointment Tuesday.

Warner Horizon takes over responsibility for prime time broadcast reality programming from Warner Bros. Entertainment’s syndication production unit Telepictures. The new enterprise is also designed to create scripted programming for less than Warner Bros. TV traditionally has spent.

Most recently, Ms. Zimmerman worked as president of television development for production company Tollin Robbins Productions. She was a producer on last year’s ABC comedy “Crumbs” and NBC drama “Inconceivable.”

She joined Tollin Robbins in 2000 as VP of Development, working on the team that developed and produced The WB’s “Smallville,” “One Tree Hill” and “What I Like About You.” She also produced the Kids WB series “Nightmare Room,” based on the R.L. Stine book series.

Prior to Tollin Robbins, Ms. Zimmerman was a TV literary agent at the Beverly Hills talent agency Endeavor.

In May Warner Horizon named former Telepictures executives David Auerbach senior VP of alternative programming and Alan Saxe senior VP of business affairs.