Col TriStar ups ‘Creek’ exec

Timberman overseeing series development

Sarah Timberman, a six-year Columbia TriStar TV vet who shepherded the studio’s signature hits “Dawson’s Creek” and “Party of Five,” has been promoted to exec VP of series development for Col TriStar.

Timberman, formerly senior veep of drama development, will oversee all of the studio’s network series development. She reports to Helene Michaels, prexy of network production.

“Sarah is simply the best at what she does,” said Michaels. “We’re confident she’ll do exceedingly well as she makes this natural progression, extending her reach into the comedy arena.”

During the past year, Timberman supervised the development of the “Party of Five” spinoff “Time of Your Life” and “Manchester Prep” for Fox, “Family Law” and “Falcone” for CBS and “Secret Agent Man” for UPN.

Timberman’s promotion follows a major exec shuffle at Col TriStar, during which Col TriStar TV prexy Eric Tannenbaum ankled along with a handful of top execs to found Artists Television Group. Michaels was upped to prexy of production in June, and additional programming hires are expected soon.

Before signing on with Col TriStar in 1993, Timberman worked as veep of Lewis Chesler Prods., overseeing the development of series, telepics and specs for Fox, HBO and Showtime. Earlier in her career, Timberman was an assistant editor at Random House.

More Biz

  • Aretha Franklin - American Soul Singer

    Aretha Franklin Funeral, Public Viewing Plans Announced

    Sarah Timberman, a six-year Columbia TriStar TV vet who shepherded the studio’s signature hits “Dawson’s Creek” and “Party of Five,” has been promoted to exec VP of series development for Col TriStar. Timberman, formerly senior veep of drama development, will oversee all of the studio’s network series development. She reports to Helene Michaels, prexy of […]

  • Stan Lee

    Judge Grants Restraining Order to Protect Stan Lee

    Sarah Timberman, a six-year Columbia TriStar TV vet who shepherded the studio’s signature hits “Dawson’s Creek” and “Party of Five,” has been promoted to exec VP of series development for Col TriStar. Timberman, formerly senior veep of drama development, will oversee all of the studio’s network series development. She reports to Helene Michaels, prexy of […]

  • Prince Rogers Nelson

    Prince Estate and Sony Release 23 Long-Unavailable Albums Digitally

    Sarah Timberman, a six-year Columbia TriStar TV vet who shepherded the studio’s signature hits “Dawson’s Creek” and “Party of Five,” has been promoted to exec VP of series development for Col TriStar. Timberman, formerly senior veep of drama development, will oversee all of the studio’s network series development. She reports to Helene Michaels, prexy of […]

  • Rosie O'Donnell, Frankie Shaw, David Nevins,

    Showtime Takes Boutique Approach Amid Intense Competition for Talent, Premium TV Viewers

    Sarah Timberman, a six-year Columbia TriStar TV vet who shepherded the studio’s signature hits “Dawson’s Creek” and “Party of Five,” has been promoted to exec VP of series development for Col TriStar. Timberman, formerly senior veep of drama development, will oversee all of the studio’s network series development. She reports to Helene Michaels, prexy of […]

  • Ryan Kavanaugh

    Relativity Media Sale to UltraV Holdings Approved by Bankruptcy Judge

    Sarah Timberman, a six-year Columbia TriStar TV vet who shepherded the studio’s signature hits “Dawson’s Creek” and “Party of Five,” has been promoted to exec VP of series development for Col TriStar. Timberman, formerly senior veep of drama development, will oversee all of the studio’s network series development. She reports to Helene Michaels, prexy of […]

  • Music Streaming Revenue placeholder

    Fraud Has Become the Latest Hurdle for Music Streaming

    Sarah Timberman, a six-year Columbia TriStar TV vet who shepherded the studio’s signature hits “Dawson’s Creek” and “Party of Five,” has been promoted to exec VP of series development for Col TriStar. Timberman, formerly senior veep of drama development, will oversee all of the studio’s network series development. She reports to Helene Michaels, prexy of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content