Turner Promotes Rob Sorcher and Mike Lazzo to EVP
Lazzo started his career with Cartoon Network when it was launched in October 1992, serving first as program executive and subsequently director, vice president and senior vice president of programming. In these roles, he was responsible for the evaluation and planning of all animated content as it related to programming, as well as for the day-to-day scheduling and program operations of the network’s domestic feed.
He also played a supervisory role in the development of original productions for the network, including projects such as Samurai Jack, The Powerpuff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, Ed, Edd n Eddy and Johnny Bravo.
In 2001, he launched Adult Swim originally as a twice a week, two-hour block of programming that has now grown and evolved into one of the most successful networks in the industry today. While at Adult Swim he has overseen the development of such hits as the Emmy-winning series Robot Chicken and Childrens Hospital, along with Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Boondocks, Squidbillies, NTSF:SD:SUV, Eagleheart and Black Dynamite.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) consistently is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in nearly 100 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network 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. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired programming for young adults and has been the number one basic cable network for the past eight years. Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
Source: Turner Broadcasting System