Alec Botnick has been named VP Comedy Development at CBS Television Studios after spending the past six years as a television literary agent. He will report to EVP Comedy Development Kate Adler.
Botnick started in the Endeavor mailroom in 2003, while earning his law degree from Loyola Law School. In ’09, he was promoted to agent in the TV Literary Department at WME after Endeavor and WMA completed their merger. During his tenure at WME, Botnick packaged scripted TV series and represented writers, writer-performers, directors and producers. Clients included Loren Bouchard (Bob’s Burgers), Jason Fuchs (Pan), Cristela Alonzo (Cristela), Grace Helbig (The Grace Helbig Show), The Katydids (Teachers), Riki Lindholm & Kate Micucci (Another Period, Garfunkel & Oates), Lindsey Shockley (Black-ish), Tommy Kail (Freestyle Love Supreme) and Barry Sonnenfeld (Nine Lives).
“Having spent the past 13 years at WME, he has great relationships, a fresh perspective on development, and a really good handle on the comedy landscape. In addition, at 6’2”, he brings the height our department has been sorely lacking,” Adler said in today’s announcement.
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