Peter J. Schankowitz has been appointed Film Romans new president of television programming and development. Schankowitz will oversee all aspects of the companys TV development and sales, including developing live-action and animated series and specials. For the past two years, he has been senior development executive for Jonathan Goodson Productions where he headed the creation and executive producing of the companys reality and game projects. "Peter is extremely experienced in the creative, sales and production aspects of many forms of television, including reality programs and game shows. We look forward to Peter leading us into these new areas which are important to independent production companies, as well as to his continuing our efforts in our core business of kids and prime time animation," said Jon Vein, Film Romans COO. "I have a golden opportunity with Film Roman," said Schankowitz. "It affords me the chance to utilize my experience in live action, game and alternative television and bring to the company a new source of programming. I also have a special interest in animation, and I look forward to working with the rest of the team at Film Roman to continue to expand its core business of television animation."