Exec trio rises to co-prexy under TV triad
A trio of execs has been tapped to top Carsey-Werner-Mandabach. Robert Dubelko, Dirk van de Bunt and Courtney Conte will oversee operations as co-presidents of the indie production house.
Dubelko and van de Bunt also will serve as co-chief operating officers of CWM and sister syndicator Carsey-Werner Distribution; Conte will double as the studio’s head of production.
All three execs will report to the company’s Marcy Carsey, Tom Werner and Caryn Mandabach, who made the announcement Tuesday.
“As we have continued to grow through the years, Bob, Dirk and Courtney have been the individuals who have come to oversee the day-to-day operations in their different fields of expertise,” Carsey said. “They’ve done a brilliant job, and these appointments reflect our confidence that they will continue in such a way as the company evolves over the coming years.”
The threesome will take on many of the duties that had been handled by vice chairman and CEO Stuart Glickman, who ankled his post in June 2000. But Dubelko, van de Bunt and Conte will inherit the title previously held by Mandabach, who became a full-fledged partner at the company (which added her name to its moniker) in February.
In their new gigs, Dubelko and van de Bunt will handle the day-to-day business operations for both CWM and Carsey-Werner Distribution, including business affairs, finance, administration, legal, human resources, operations and research. Conte will take on all of CWM’s current and future production projects.
Dubelko moves up from executive vice president and chief financial officer. He joined CWM as vice president and controller in 1988.
Van de Bunt was head of business and legal affairs; he joined CWM in 1994 after spending 10 years at Paramount Pictures.
Conte had been executive vice president at CWM since 1997; he joined the indie producers as production veep in 1994.