ABC ups Hedges to sr. VP

Exec 'instrumental to management of new entity,' Wolters sez

James Hedges has been tapped senior veep of finance at ABC Entertainment Television Group.

Hedges will oversee all financial operations of the net’s recently merged primetime TV divisions, ABC Entertainment and Touchstone Television. Working closely with ABC TV Group exec VP Mark Pedowitz, Hedges’ duties will include the planning, budgeting and financial accounting of ABC programming.

“Jim’s broad finance experience and production expertise will be instrumental to the management of this new entity,” said ABC Television Network exec VP of finance John Wolters.

Most recently, Hedges was VP of finance at Buena Vista Television, a post he’s held since 1997. While there, Hedges worked to close the pay TV film output deal with Encore-Starz.

Other financial stints for Hedges include serving in assistant controller positions at TriStar Pictures, Lucasfilm Ltd. and the Guber-Peters Entertainment Co.

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