OXYGEN names cable programming production team

Several weeks ago (Animation Flash 9/28/99) Oxygen Media, Geraldine Laybourne's company founded toprovide content for women, announced its online production team. Now OxygenMedia has named seven executive producers for its original cable televisionline-up. CARSEY WERNER MANDABACH will oversee seven hours of originalprogramming each day on the 24-hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week cable network. Thenew appointments are: LINDA CORRADINA (former Senior Vice President,Programming and Production, VH1) will join Giselle Benetar as ExecutiveProducer of Oxygen's teen block; RONI SELIG (former Executive Producer ofTHE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW) will executive produce PURE OXYGEN, Oxygen's2-hour, primetime, live signature program which features the latestinformation, insight and opinions on parenting, business, health, style,home and entertainment that will be integrated with Oxygen's onlinecontent; LYDIA STEPHANS (former Vice President of Programming for ABCSports) will serve as Executive Producer of Oxygen's sports programming,titled WE SWEAT; SCOTT CARTER (former Executive Producer of POLITICALLYINCORRECT) and NIKKI DONEN (formerly of HBO) will co-executive produceEXHALE, Candice Bergen's conversations with newsmakers; VIRGINIA KUPPEK(former Supervising Producer for Discovery Pictures) and DIANNE GALLIGAN(former producer of CNN's YOUR MONEY) will co-executive produce KA-CHING,Oxygen's look at money from a woman's point of view; MARK FARRELL (producerof more than 200 hours of comedy programming on HBO, Showtime and ComedyCentral) will executive produce OXYGEN.COMEDY, as well as a weekly comedysketch show; KATIE PUCKRIK (BBC, UK Channel 4, UK ITV, VH-1) and TODD YASUI(former Supervising Producer of USA Network's HAPPY HOUR) will co-executiveproduce and host the variety show, PAJAMA PARTY. As previously announced,MACHI TANTILLO, former Director of Animation at MTV, will executive produceX-CHROMOSOME, an animated primetime series specifically targeting women.

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