Par TV ups four to veepee posts

Three become prod'n veeps, Weissman upped in finance

HOLLYWOOD — Four execs at Paramount Network Television have been given their veep stripes.

Ralph Berge, Marilyn Loncar and Ron Von Schimmelmann will all now serve as vice presidents of production; Mark Weissman has been upped to veep of production finance. The four will report to Reid Shane, senior VP of production at Par Network TV, who announced the promotions Monday.

Berge, Loncar, Von Schimmelmann and Weisman “have all played key roles in our department’s ongoing success and are team players who go the extra mile to maintain Paramount’s commitment to quality,” said Shane, calling the four promotions “well-deserved.”

Previously, Berge, Loncar and Von Schimmelmann were production execs at the studio.

Berge joined Par in 1998 from Turner Pictures, where he was veep of production. He oversees the studio’s made-for division.

Loncar, who has production oversight on Par laffers such as NBC’s “Frasier,” also signed up with Par in 1998 after spending eight years at Carsey-Werner Prods. as exec in charge of production.

Von Schimmelmann, a two-yet vet of the studio, will continue supervising production on Par’s numerous drama skeins, including “JAG” and “Star Trek: Voyager.” Before moving to Par, he spent five years as a veep on the Disney Channel.

Weissman is in charge of production finance for all forms of Par Network TV programming. He’s been with Par since 1992, most recently serving as exec director of television estimating.

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