LIFETIME ON A HIRING JAG

Warner, Teicher, Introcaso-Davis join original push

Lifetime cable’s executive VP of programming and production Dawn Tarnofsky continued her rebuilding of the network’s executive ranks on Tuesday, naming three new original program development staffers in New York after parting company with three last week.

The three new faces are being brought in to help create original product as part of Tarnofsky’s plan to bolster the cablenet’s programming output.

Heading the three hires is Steve Warner, a longtime high-ranking CBS programming executive who most recently served as senior VP of program planning and scheduling at the Eye web. His responsibilities were scaled back when CBS Entertainment VP Leslie Moonves brought in Kelly Kahl to handle the primetime sked.

At Lifetime, Warner’s title will be VP of program planning, scheduling and acquisitions, overseeing all of Life-time’s scheduling and acquisitions while also contributing to the network’s programming development.

The network has also named Amy Introcaso-Davis to the newly created post of VP of series, East Coast, overseeing all series, specials and documentaries produced in the East for both daytime and primetime dayparts. She most recently served as executive director of creative affairs at Fox Broadcasting.

Also joining Lifetime is Allison Teicher as manager of specials, documentaries and daytime. She comes to the network from Black Rose Prods./Warner Bros. Television, where she served as director of development.

“Lifetime Television is ready to take ‘television for women’ into the next millennium, and these three exceptionally qualified and talented executives are going to enable us to get there,” Tarnofsky said Tuesday.

Last week, Lifetime pinkslipped programming veterans Peggy Allen, VP of programming; Lisa Nee, director of original programming; and Paul DeBenedittis, director of program planning.

As part of Tarnofsky’s effort to boost production and reach out to the Hollywood community, the network plans to hire several new programming executives to staff a West Coast office, likely in the next few weeks.

More Scene

  • Demi MooreComedy Central's Roast of Bruce

    Demi Moore Appears as Surprise Guest at Bruce Willis' Comedy Central Roast

    Lifetime cable’s executive VP of programming and production Dawn Tarnofsky continued her rebuilding of the network’s executive ranks on Tuesday, naming three new original program development staffers in New York after parting company with three last week. The three new faces are being brought in to help create original product as part of Tarnofsky’s plan […]

  • Outfest Filmmakers Get Political, Issue Call

    Outfest Filmmakers Get Political, Issue Call to Action on Opening Night

    Lifetime cable’s executive VP of programming and production Dawn Tarnofsky continued her rebuilding of the network’s executive ranks on Tuesday, naming three new original program development staffers in New York after parting company with three last week. The three new faces are being brought in to help create original product as part of Tarnofsky’s plan […]

  • Bob Woodruff Foundation Acquires Veterans Org

    Bob Woodruff Foundation Acquires Veterans Org Got Your 6

    Lifetime cable’s executive VP of programming and production Dawn Tarnofsky continued her rebuilding of the network’s executive ranks on Tuesday, naming three new original program development staffers in New York after parting company with three last week. The three new faces are being brought in to help create original product as part of Tarnofsky’s plan […]

  • Tiffany HaddishTiffany Haddish at the Hollywood

    Tiffany Haddish on Future Career Plans, Taking Advice From Tyler Perry, Melissa McCarthy

    Lifetime cable’s executive VP of programming and production Dawn Tarnofsky continued her rebuilding of the network’s executive ranks on Tuesday, naming three new original program development staffers in New York after parting company with three last week. The three new faces are being brought in to help create original product as part of Tarnofsky’s plan […]

  • Vince Gilligan Carolyn Strauss Paley Center

    'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Suggests 'Maybe It's Time for Heroes Again' on TV

    Lifetime cable’s executive VP of programming and production Dawn Tarnofsky continued her rebuilding of the network’s executive ranks on Tuesday, naming three new original program development staffers in New York after parting company with three last week. The three new faces are being brought in to help create original product as part of Tarnofsky’s plan […]

  • Our Very Own Carlin McCullough

    Amanda Peet's New Play 'Our Very Own Carlin McCullough' Has a 'Game of Thrones' Connection

    Lifetime cable’s executive VP of programming and production Dawn Tarnofsky continued her rebuilding of the network’s executive ranks on Tuesday, naming three new original program development staffers in New York after parting company with three last week. The three new faces are being brought in to help create original product as part of Tarnofsky’s plan […]

  • Shirel Kozak, Billy Crystal, Marina Zenovich,

    Billy Crystal, Filmmakers Remember Robin Williams at 'Come Inside My Mind' Premiere

    Lifetime cable’s executive VP of programming and production Dawn Tarnofsky continued her rebuilding of the network’s executive ranks on Tuesday, naming three new original program development staffers in New York after parting company with three last week. The three new faces are being brought in to help create original product as part of Tarnofsky’s plan […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content