Carol Mendelsohn taps Weitz as president

WME agent to run her CBS-based production firm

WME agent and former TNT programming executive Julie Weitz has joined Carol Mendelsohn's CBS TV Studios-based production company as president. reported that in the post she will run the shingle for the busy Mendelsohn.

Beyond remaining the showrunner on "CSI," Mendelsohn is this fall also executive producing CBS drama "The Defenders," which she brought to the network.

Weitz previously also worked at ICM, Zerneck-Sertner Films and Hearst Entertainment.