Telepic producers Frank Von Zerneck and Bob Sertner, who have produced more than 125 longforms through the years, have set up shop at Sony Pictures TV.
Lee Stimmel has been named senior VP of marketing for Sony's Epic Records, where he will be responsible for developing strategic marketing campaigns for its artists and projects.
CBS has greenlit "Open House," an original telepic for the coming TV season to star Christine Lahti.
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Andy Garcia will exec produce an HBO telepic based on the life of a Cuban-American doctor who works with the homeless, in the actor-producer's second Latino-themed project for the cabler.
"Epic Proportions," a comedy by David Crane and Larry Coen, is headed to Broadway or a large commercial Off Broadway house this fall.