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Busby getting New Line gig

Exec takes on production veep spot

TV exec Kathy Busby is shifting to film, joining New Line as a senior VP of production.

Busby spent six years as senior VP in charge of development at Carsey-Werner. There she worked on skeins including “Grounded for Life,” “Whoopi” and “Game Over.” Before that, she was VP of comedy for Universal Television and worked in the music biz.

She has also directed two short films, the first of which, “My Purple Coat,” took the children’s short prize at the Houston Black Film Festival.

Busby will work in New Line’s L.A. office and report to production prexy Toby Emmerich.

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