FremantleMedia North America alum Donna Redier Linsk has joined Telepictures Prods. as exec VP of business operations and programming.
Move reunites the production vet with Mike Darnell, Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative TV prexy, who previously worked with Redier Linsk at the Fox network.
Redier Linsk becomes Telepictures’ top business exec, overseeing all financial and administrative aspects of the company’s busy roster of shows for syndication, cable and digital outlets. The list includes “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “TMZ,” “Extra” and the upcoming daytime yakker “The Real.”
Redier Linsk was previously chief operating officer of FremantleMedia North America, overseeing business operations for “American Idol,” “The X Factor,” “America’s Got Talent” and other shows. She worked on Darnell’s team as a senior VP at Fox from 2004-2009 before moving to Fremantle. Before that, she oversaw business and legal affairs for Fox Television Studios for five years.
“I feel incredibly lucky that Donna has decided to join the Telepictures team,” Darnell said. “She has been a trusted advisor to me for many years, and I could not be more excited to have her here.”