Debora Kaufman has been named vice president of development for Traveler’s Rest Prods., the company formed by former Universal TV president Tom Thayer.
Kaufman and Thayer will be based at USA Networks Studios (formerly Universal TV). Thayer inked an exclusive development and production agreement with the studio when he stepped down as president last year.
Kaufman joins him from the Rothman Agency, where she was a literary agent. Prior to that, she worked in advertising sales and marketing departments at various local publications, including L.A. Weekly.
While president of Universal TV, Thayer oversaw such series as “Law & Order,” “Coach” and “Something So Right.”