Exec segues to Deb-Mercury


Lenny Bart has been tapped to the post of executive vp and GM of Debmar-Mercury and will report to co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein.

In his newly created role, Bart will oversee operational aspects of the syndication company, identifying strategic and operating opportunities while managing costs and domestic and international operations.

During a career spanning 22 years at Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution, Bart was responsible for the syndie division's spot business, building business plans, recommending program acquisitions and forecasting revenue.

Debmar- Mercury, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate, produces and distributes "The Wendy Williams Show" and distributes "Family Feud," "South Park" and Tyler Perry properties.

On Tuesday, Debmar- Mercury said Jason Gabel and Suzanne Bass have been installed as supervising producers of "Williams" and Deb Miller will return as director after serving in that capacity during the show's six-week summer preview last year. (partialdiff)