Lionsgate promotes Wall, Richley

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Lionsgate, which has been expanding its television business, has promoted two TV executives.

Barbara Wall has been upped to executive vp television, and Andy Richley to vp television development. Both report to Lionsgate TV president Kevin Beggs.

Wall will continue to work on developing scripted projects for broadcast and cable and will oversee current programming. Richley will continue to work in scripted development with Wall while also spearheading alternative development.

"Barbara's extraordinary creative instincts, experience and industry relationships have been vital to our division's growth, and Andy is one of the most talented and dedicated TV executives in the business," Beggs said.

Since joining Lionsgate in 2005, Wall has been instrumental in building Lionsgate's scripted TV slate, which includes AMC's "Mad Men," Showtime's "Weeds," NBC's upcoming anthology series "Fear Itself," Starz's upcoming series adaptation of the movie "Crash" and a comedy pilot at Showtime starring Edie Falco.

Other projects Wall has shepherded at Lionsgate include "The Kill Point," "Hidden Palms" "Lovespring International," "The Dresden Files," "The Lost Room" and "Wildfire."

Since joining Lionsgate in 2004, Richley has worked on the WE reality series "Dirty Dancing" and its U.K. version, TV Land's "I Pity the Fool," the "Dear Santa" reality special for Fox, as well as on "Point," "Weeds," "Zone," "Lovespring" and "Wildfire."

Before joining Lionsgate, Wall was executive vp production and development for Heel and Toe Films, where she helped develop the pilot for Fox's "House."

She also has held programming posts at 20th Century Fox TV, TNT and Fox.

Richley came to Lionsgate from NBC, where he worked in drama development.
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