Deborah Oppenheimer named NBCU Int'l evp

Will oversee new L.A. office for London TV production division

LONDON -- Academy Award-winning producer Deborah Oppenheimer has been appointed to the role of executive vice president, NBC Universal.

International TV Production, overseeing a newly created LA home for the production division that is based mainly London.

Reporting to NBCU International Production head Michael Edelstein, Oppenheimer will woo key U.S. talent to international productions and work closely with Angela Bromstad to bring formats from around the world to the U.S. market.

The former Lorimar exec who produced fare for HBO, Showtime and PBS, said she aimed to help "build a world-class international portfolio for NBCU.