Cartoon Network Promotes Two Original Series Executives
Press Release from Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network has promoted two executives in its Original Series group, it was announced today by Rob Swartz, vice president of original series for the network. Tramm Wigzell has been named vice president, action adventure; and Nick Weidenfeld has been named vice president, comedy development. In his new position, Wigzell will oversee the development and current functions for Cartoon Network's action programming, both live-action and animation. Weidenfeld will oversee development for Cartoon Network's animation and live-action comedy programs. Wigzell and Weidenfeld will each report to Swartz. Weidenfeld also will continue to report to Mike Lazzo, Adult Swim senior vice president of programming and production, in regard to his continuing role with Adult Swim.
"Both Tramm and Nick have proven their abilities to secure both top talent and creative properties for our networks and to shepherd the resulting programs to successful launches," said Swartz.
Previously, Wigzell was director of action adventure, original series at Cartoon Network where he played a key role in upcoming series Unnatural History, Tower Prep, Symbionic Titan, Generator Rex, and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. During his tenure at Cartoon Network, Wigzell supervised such hit series as Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Teen Titans and The Batman.
While playing an instrumental role in Cartoon Network's recent slate of comedy development, Weidenfeld has previously worked on Adult Swim projects including the award-winning The Boondocks from Aaron McGruder, the clamation comedy Moral Orel and the live-action series Delocated.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. Nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired entertainment for young adults 18-34.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.