Paul Condolora has been promoted from vp/gm to svp/gm for Cartoon Network New Media with expanded duties that include further developing new Cartoon Network and Adult Swim-branded products and services for burgeoning distribution platforms such as broadband, VOD, wireless and interactive television. Based in Atlanta, Condolora will continue to report to Mark Norman, svp of business operations for Cartoon Network U.S. and Boomerang.
He will continue to work closely on sales and marketing strategies with representatives from the Turner Network Sales (TNS) New Media division, under the direction of Dennis Quinn. Condolora also will continue to oversee creative development and day-to-day operations for four industry leading Websites that fall under Cartoon Network New Media-CartoonNetwork.com, AdultSwim.com, CartoonNetworkYA.com, and TickleU.com.
"In the five years that Paul has been with Cartoon Network New Media, formerly Cartoon Network Online, business development from branded franchises and original content under his direction has expanded more than five-fold," said Norman. "All of these areas will become even more important going forward as 'convergence' finally becomes a reality, and our core audience of kids and young adults-as well as advertisers-come to expect our unique properties and characters to be available on all platforms and at all times. We have great confidence in Paul's talents and expect big things from him and his team in the future."
Condolora joined Cartoon Network Online in 2000 as vp of business development after serving as head of the Multimedia Department at Sony Pictures Imageworks in Los Angeles. At Sony, Condolora supervised more than 20 projects, including visual effects for feature films and television shows, Internet games and promotional websites. He has also managed the U.S-based software development for Sony's AIBO entertainment robot. Prior to Imageworks, Condolora was the director of special projects for Sony Pictures Ent. focusing on business development. He began his entertainment career as a member of Columbia Pictures Management Associates Program.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in 88 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System Inc.s ad-supported cable service offering original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.