NBCUniversal Names Richard Rothstein, Steven O’Neill EVPs

Entertainment company also announces promotion of Randi Richmond and Carter Batsell

NBCUniversal announced several promotions on Thursday.

Richard Rothstein was named executive vice president of current programming for Universal Cable Productions, while Steven O’Neill was named executive vice president of casting at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

The company also announced the promotions of Randi Richmond to senior vice president of production at Universal Cable Productions and Carter Batsell, who was named vice president of business affairs at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

Rothstein’s new role has him supervising several shows, including “Suits,” “Royal Pains,” “Covert Affairs,” “Satisfaction” and “DIG”. He also oversees two Syfy original series, “Dominion” and “12 Monkeys,” and Bravo’s first scripted series, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.” Rothstein joined NBCUniversal in 2004 as vp, development and current programming.

O’Neill is responsible for overseeing the casting for all of NBCUniversal’s scripted series and pilots, including those on USA, Syfy, Bravo, Oxygen, E! Entertainment and Esquire Network, in addition to the studio’s pilots and series. He began his career at NBCUniversal in 1993 as manager of casting and has held various casting management roles on both coasts.

Richmond is tasked with overseeing the day-to-day production aspects of scripted series airing on USA, Syfy and third-party networks. She joined NBCUniversal in 2010. Batsell will handle negotiations for scripted and unscripted, production and development agreements. He began his career at NBCU a year ago as director of business affairs at USA Network, Syfy Network, and Universal Cable Productions.

NBCU was formed in 2004 after the General Electric-owned NBC merged with Vivendi Universal Entertainment. Steve Burke is the company’s current president and CEO.


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