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NBC VP drama programming dies on set

NBC drama executive Nora O'Brien is believed to have died of a brain aneurysm on set of Parenthood. O'Brien joined NBC from sister network Sci Fi where she was VP original programming for four years. Prioer to that, she worked as VP television at Trilogy Entertainment Group. She began her career writing and producing documentary films.
April 30, 2009

NBC drama executive Nora O’Brien is said to have died of a brain aneurysm on set of Parenthood. O’Brien joined NBC from sister network Sci Fi where she was VP original programming for four years. Prior to that, she worked as VP television at Trilogy Entertainment Group. She began her career writing and producing documentary films.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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