Pair will oversee original scripted cable slate which includes “Pretty Little Liars,” “Longmire” and “Dallas”
Warner Bros. Television Executive Vice President of Development Susan Rovner, and Executive Vice President Brett Paul, have been named co-presidents of Warner Horizon Scripted Television.
In addition to maintaining their previously-existing responsibilities, the pair will now oversee original scripted cable programming for the studio, with Rovner spearheading development and programming of scripted cable series, with Paul assuming formal oversight for all business operations — including production, business and legal affairs, operations, finance and administration for the cable production unit.
The announcement was made Monday by Warner Bros. Television Group President and Chief Content Officer Peter Roth, to whom both Rovner (pictured above) and Paul (pictured at left) will continue to report.
The pair were elevated to their new positions to succeed Craig Erwich, who had served as Warner Horizon Scripted Television’s executive vice president since 2007.
The studio’s stable of program includes ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars,” A&E’s “Longmire” and TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” and “Dallas.”
“Susan is one of the brightest and most accomplished development executives in the entertainment industry, possessing outstanding creative judgment and the innate ability to elicit an artist’s best work through collaboration,” Roth said.
“Brett’s skills as a top negotiator and strategic business advisor have proven invaluable to the success of Warner Bros. Television for nearly 20 years,” Roth continued.
“Together, they form a true creative and business dream team to co-run Warner Horizon Scripted Television and lead the division into the future.”