Telepictures Productions' David McGuire Upped to EVP Current Programming (Exclusive)
Telepictures Productions’ David McGuire has been promoted to executive vp current programming.
In his new role, the 22-year company veteran will continue to oversee all aspects of Telepictures current fare, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, TMZ, Judge Mathis, The People’s Court and Let's Ask America, an interactive game show premiering on Scripps stations in the fall. Additionally, he will manage the creative execution of advertising integrations as well as focus on creating new brand extensions and working with the Telepictures development team to identify new opportunities and formats.
“David has grown up at Telepictures, starting as a production assistant at Jenny Jones 22 years ago. He has been instrumental to our success over the last two decades,” said Telepictures president Hilary Estey McLoughlin. “David has done a masterful job with Ellen -- which just had its best year ever -- building our formidable integration business while continuing to successfully launch, grow and reinvent our shows.”
In recent years, McGuire has liaised with Ellen DeGeneres’ management team to forge new business opportunities for the advertiser-friendly show, which will enter its 10th season next month. Strategic partners already in business with Ellen include General Motors, JC Penney and Target. McGuire also was integral in the launch of Bethenny, which recently completed a successful trial on Fox owned-and-operated stations this summer.
McGuire previously served as senior vp programming and development since May 2007. Prior to that, McGuire was vp programming and development since May 2003, after transitioning from his role in production at Jenny Jones.
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