Telepictures execs confirmed Tuesday a slew of promotions on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.”
Coordinating producer Bernie Young was upped to exec producer, while Corin Nelson and David Perler were named supervising producers.
Young has been the coordinating producer since the program’s launch in June 1996, and has been O’Donnell’s comedy manager since her days on “Star Search” in 1984. Young has been in line for the the exec producer slot since May, when Rony Selig ankled the production.
“Bernie’s experience with the show and his relationship with Rosie and the staff are exactly what we need to continue the growth and improvement of ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show,’ ” said Telepictures prexy Jim Paratore.
Nelson served as manager of talent relations during the show’s first season, became producer of special projects the following year and was promoted to line producer during the 1998-1999 season. Before “Rosie,” Nelson has been part of the marketing departments of several film studios, including Columbia/TriStar and Gramercy Pictures.
Perler joined “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” staff as a producer in the show’s first season and was later promoted to senior producer. The fourth season of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” bows Sept. 7.