Dick Clark taps Michael Antinoro

Executive named exec VP of programming

Looking to ramp up its slate beyond live events, Dick Clark Prods. has tapped Michael Antinoro as exec VP of programming.

Shingle — which is the home of the Golden Globes, American Music Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards — is looking like to broaden its scope by making a presence with scripted and reality fare.

Antinoro comes to Dick Clark Prods. from Six Flags Entertainment, where he was exec VP of entertainment and marketing. He has also worked at ESPN as a producer and helped launch programs such as “Playmakers,” “World Series of Poker” and “Pardon the Interruption.”

Antinoro worked alongside Dick Clark Prods. CEO Mark Shapiro at Six Flags and ESPN. Shapiro said the hire “signifies our move to be aggressive on the television front in all directions.”

Shapiro said the shingle is quite active in development with about 20 projects, mostly in reality and several centering in the sports world.”We want to be aggressive on the sports front,” said Shapiro, who was exec VP of programming and production at ESPN.

Shapiro added that with MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL having their own networks, there is a need for content.

Antinoro will work closely with Dick Clark Prods. president Orly Adelson, who produced a handful of telepics before moving to the executive suite.

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