The move to Telepictures comes about eight months after Donna Redier Linsk exited FremantleMedia North America as COO and reunites her with Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television, to whom she will directly report. The two previously worked together at Fox when Darnell oversaw reality. In the newly created position of EVP Business Operations & Programming, Radier Linsk will serve as Telepictures’ top business executive, responsible for all finance, business and legal affairs, production, operations, administration and current programming matters related to the company’s original television series and digital content. She will also manage Telepictures’ business and operational staff. “I feel incredibly lucky that Donna has decided to join the Telepictures team. She has been a trusted advisor to me for many years, and I could not be more excited to have her here,” Darnell said in a statement.
Prior to joining Warner Bros., Redier Linsk had been Chief Operating Officer of FremantleMedia North America from 2009–2013. During her tenure there, she oversaw finance, production, and legal & business affairs for all of FMNA’s entertainment programming across network, cable, syndicated and digital platforms, including series such as American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The X Factor, Let’s Make a Deal, Family Feud and The Price Is Right. Before that, Redier Linsk worked with Darnell at Fox Broadcasting Company, serving as SVP, Business Affairs and Alternative Production. In that role, she was responsible for all business and production issues relating to the network’s unscripted series and specials.