Sony BMG lands vid vet

Wilk named chief creative officer, content, DualDisc and DVD

HOLLYWOOD — Former National Geographic Channel exec Andrew C. Wilk will now be developing video content for DualDisc and DVD Music releases at Sony BMG.

A producer and director with more than 25 years’ experience in television and film production, Wilk has been named chief creative officer, content, DualDisc and DVD. He was most recently exec VP of programming, production and news for the National Geographic Channel.

“From his impressive experience in directing and producing documentaries and television specials to his avocation as a classical music conductor, Andy’s talent and passion make him the perfect choice to oversee this new area of our operations,” said Sony BMG chief exec Andy Lack.

Wilk has produced and/or directed more than 1,000 major network television programs, including music specials, comedies, children’s programming, news, public affairs and event programming. He has directed numerous music projects for television, including concerts and specials featuring Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Heart, Barry Manilow, James Taylor, Paul Simon and Aretha Franklin.

Projects he has directed include “The Colored Museum” for PBS’ “Great Performances” as well as “An American Tribute to Vaclav Havel,” “Meeting With Mandela” and “Evening at Pops” also for the pubcaster. Wilk has also conducted numerous musicals and concert performances and last year returned to the podium as guest conductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra with vocalist Art Garfunkel.

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