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‘Extra’s’ Ankwicz to Lead Production of Telepictures Series

Nov 8, 2006  •  Post A Comment

“Extra” producer John Ankwicz has been named senior VP of production for Telepictures Productions, the company announced Wednesday. Mr. Ankwicz will lead production on all Telepictures series and will report to President Hilary Estey McLoughlin.

Mr. Ankwicz was one of the founding producers of “Extra” in 1994 and most recently carried the title of executive in charge of production on the show. During the past five years, Mr. Ankwicz has been the production executive for several Telepictures projects, including “The Sharon Osbourne Show” and “The Dr. Keith Ablow Show.”

“John has vast production knowledge and great relationships with our producers and production executives, a strong understanding of our business and has created many cost and operational efficiencies that have allowed us to be more streamlined. It is crucial that we have a top-notch executive overseeing our production activities,” Ms. McLoughlin said in a statement.