Longtime Paramount veteran Mark Dvornik has been upped to senior VP and general sales manager for the domestic TV division of Paramount Television, as the company integrates Rysher and Worldvision product into its library following buyouts earlier this year.
Dvornik will be responsible for overseeing the sales force of Paramount TV, which now produces or distributes 12 first-run properties, including “Entertainment Tonight,” “Leeza” and “Judge Judy,” from the combined libraries of the three distributors.
“As our company continues to grow, Mark’s superb managerial skills make him ideal in leading our sales force into the next millennium,” said John Nogawski, prexy of distribution for the division. “His relationships and strategic abilities also make him the perfect emissary to represent Paramount with our station community.”
Dvornik had been serving as VP, Southwestern regional manager. He will relocate from Dallas to assume responsibilities for the new position. He has been working at Par since 1985.
Sources say the promotion had been planned before the CBS/Viacom merger and that Dvornik’s new responsibilities are unaffected at this time by the deal.