Warner Bros. Television Group has promoted Leigh London Redman to SVP, Scripted Programming, at Warner Horizon Television. She succeeds Shelley Zimmerman, who exited WHTV at the beginning of the month to head scripted series at DreamWorks Animation’s Awesomeness TV.
Additionally, WHTV has added a member to its scripted team, WBTV current programming executive Stephanie Groves, who is moving to WHTV as VP Scripted Programming, working alongside fellow scripted programming VP Lisa Ridenhour and Lisa Roos. Brittney Haas and Kyle Schmitz round out the creative staff at WHTV, with Haas serving as Manager, Scripted Programming, focusing on drama, and Schmitz serving as Manager, Scripted Programming, with a focus on comedy. The announcements were made today by Susan Rovner and Brett Paul, who serve as Co-Presidents of Warner Horizon Scripted Television and oversee the WHTV team.
In her new role, London Redman will spearhead the day-to-day scripted creative affairs for the company, reporting to Rovner and Paul.
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“Leigh has done a terrific job for Warner Horizon Television during her five years at the company,” Rovner and Paul said in a joint statement. “She has everything you want in a top creative executive: sharp instincts, excellent relationships with writers and producers, and the ability to provide those artists with the positive environment they need to do their best work.”
London Redman started at WHTV in 2010 as VP, Scripted Programming. During the last five years, she has been involved in the development of WHTV series such as Longmire, Fuller House and Dallas, among others. Previously, she worked in drama development at CBS Television Studios, where she worked on The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, 90210, Jericho and Swingtown, among other series.
Warner Horizon Scripted TV‘s current programs include the one-hour dramas Rizzoli & Isles (TNT), Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family), Longmire (which recently debuted its fourth season on Netflix), and the upcoming Harvest (Spike TV), as well as the half-hour comedy Fuller House, debuting in 2016 on Netflix.
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