Saunders tapped by Oz ABC-TV

Exec named general manager at pubcaster

Leading kidvid producer Ron Saunders has been tapped to the post of general manager of network television at Oz pubcaster ABC-TV, replacing celebrated drama producer Penny Chapman who ankled several months ago to return to the private sector.

Saunders, who has been in showbiz for 25 years, is presently the topper of Southern Star Pacific, the kidvid, family and docu unit of major producer-distrib Southern Star. He will be replaced at Pacific by longtime producing collaborator Noel Price.

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