Mark Stern Upped To President At SyFy

Syfy’s EVP original programming Mark Stern has been named president. He continues to report to Dave Howe, President, Syfy and Chiller. Stern also co-heads original content for Universal Cable Prods. alongside Jeff Wachtel, who, in a similar fashion, was promoted from EVP to president original programming of USA 2 years ago. Additionally, Stern will now have creative oversight on the newly formed Syfy Films, a joint venture with Universal Pictures.

A former television producer, Stern joined Syfy in 2002 and was named EVP in 2003. He is credited with shepherding such projects as series Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13, Stargate: Atlantis, Eureka, Ghost Hunters, Destination Truth, Ghost Hunters International, Sanctuary, Stargate: Universe, Caprica and Haven as well as the  miniseries Tin Man.

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