New Regency Appoints Andrew Plotkin to Head Television Wing

The former Syfy vice president will oversee the studio's original programming and distribution deals

New Regency Productions appointed Andrew Plotkin as the new vice president of television in an apparent move to beef up its small-screen production, finance and distribution deals.

Plotkin, the former senior vice president of original programming at Syfy, will be charged with developing programming and overseeing the studio's production unit.

“We set out to grow our television business in much the same way that we have built our film business — through a talent-driven and hands-on approach that allows Regency to be a part of projects and partnerships that we believe in,” CEO Brad Weston said in a statement. “Andrew brings immense talent and unparalleled enthusiasm to Regency. We could not be more thrilled to have him on our team as we re-energize our television division.”

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Plotkin will work to extend the company's current television projects, including a first-look agreement with ADD, Israel's largest content agency. The new hire will also supervise the production of Regency's HBO drama "Beat the Reaper."

Prior to working at Syfy, Plotkin was an executive producer and partner at the Warner Bros Television-based Class IV Productions and served as the vice president of drama development at WBTV.