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Meril Upped at Warner Bros.

Oct 18, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Rick Meril has been promoted to executive VP and general sales manager of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, the company announced Wednesday. Mr. Meril will be responsible for overseeing distribution sales for the company’s first-run and off-network properties, and will oversee operations of administration, research, marketing, creative services, programming and new business development teams.

“In addition to being an expert salesman and creative dealmaker, Rick is a terrific executive and incredibly respected by the station community,” said Ken Werner, president, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “He has added to that reputation by leading the WBDTD team that is in the process of concluding an extremely successful effort licensing the first cycle of ‘Two and a Half Men.’ Though we’ve only worked together for a very short time, I’ve long been an admirer of Rick.”

Before joining Warner Bros. Mr. Meril spent 16 years at Cox Broadcasting.