Wall named exec VP; Richley new VP of dev

Lionsgate Television has handed out promotions to two key execs, upping Barbara Wall to exec veep of TV and Andy Richley to veepee of TV development.

Move comes as Lionsgate continues to expand its presence on the smallscreen, where it is currently producing season two of AMC’s Golden Globe winner “Mad Men.” Shingle is also behind Showtime’s hit “Weeds,” which returns for a fourth season in June.

Both will report to Kevin Beggs, president of TV programming and production at Lionsgate, who announced the promotions Tuesday.

“Barbara’s extraordinary creative instincts, experience and industry relationships have been vital to our division’s growth,” Beggs said. “And Andy is one of the most talented and dedicated TV execs in the business.”

Lionsgate TV’s upcoming slate includes the thriller anthology “Fear Itself,” which will air on Thursdays this summer on NBC. Company is also producing the TV adaptation of Lionsgate feature “Crash” for Starz and producing the Edie Falco comedy pilot for Showtime.

Wall has been with Lionsgate since 2006, working on projects such as the Spike TV mini “The Kill Point” and Sci Fi Channel event “The Lost Room.”

Prior to that, Wall helped develop “House” as an exec at Heel and Toe Films. Her credits also include stints at 20th Century Fox TV, TNT and Fox.

Richley first joined Lionsgate in 2004 and has since worked on projects including “Weeds” and “The Dead Zone.” He has also headed Lionsgate’s alternative development, working on shows such as WE’s “Dirty Dancing” reality entry and TV Land’s Mr. T starrer “I Pity the Fool.” He previously worked in drama development at NBC.

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