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Andrews to top global prod’n for Juniper

Exec recently produced the telepic 'Mom' for Pax TV

Peter Anthony Andrews will head worldwide production and distribution operations for indie financier Juniper Pictures.

A former VP of primetime programming at NBC, senior VP of Columbia Pictures and exec VP of MGM, he was also recently the founder and CEO of PrimeSite Entertainment.

At PrimeSite, Andrews recently exec produced the telepic “Secret Agent Mom” for Pax TV.

Juniper Group’s chairman, CEO and prexy, Vlado P. Hreljanovic, touted Andrews as someone with “strategic relationships and partnerships globally.” Andrews will now be charged with growing the existing film library owned by Juniper and developing a slate of original motion pictures.

He brings with him more than 30 years of production experience, having worked on skeins including “Little House on the Prairie,” “Columbo,” “Quincy” and “Chips” at NBC in the 1970s and early ’80s.

While at Columbia, he partnered with Freddie Fields and the late David Begelman to build the Begelman Fields Co., and while under contract to TriStar Pictures in the late ’80, Andrews rejoined Fields as a production consultant on the Civil War pic “Glory.”