EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures TV is rebuilding its current executive ranks with the hire of former ABC head of current Kim Rozenfeld as EVP current programming. Rozenfeld will oversee all on-air series for Sony, which had been without a head of current for more than a year, since 25-year Sony TV veteran Jeanie Bradley left in February 2010 as part of the company-wide layoffs at Sony Pictures Entertainment. The across-the-board cuts claimed about 450 jobs, including Bradley, VP current programming Debra Curtis and manager of current programming Rose Lee, leaving VP John Westphal as the only remaining member of Sony TV’s current department. Westphal will now work under Rozenfeld. This marks Rozenfeld’s return to the studio where he started his executive career as director of series development for Columbia TriStar TV. Rozenfeld most recently had a pod deal at ABC Studios, to which he segued after his position as SVP and head of current at ABC was eliminated in June 2009 in an executive restructuring that included current duties being folded into ABC and ABC Studios’ drama and comedy departments. As a producer, Rozenfeld recently executive produced the ABC Family series Huge through his Half Full Entertainment banner. He joined ABC in 2005 as SVP current drama and took oversight of both comedy and drama series in 2008. Before that, Rozenfeld was VP series development and programming at VH1. Prior to that, he was a 20th TV-based producer who produced and directed the comedy Two Guys and a Girl and produced American High. Rozenfeld also served as VP comedy programs for ABC.
Kim Rozenfeld Joins Sony TV As EVP & Head Of Current Programming
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