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FishBowl’s president departs, Greenwald tapped to lead

LA indie FishBowl Worldwide Media has restructured with promotions and additions, ahead of the departure of president and CEO Bruce Gersh. (Pictured L-R: Beth Greenwald, Kelly Nash, Paul Lapointe)
August 14, 2013

(Pictured from left to right: Greenwald, Nash, Lapointe)

LA-based production company FishBowl Worldwide Media has restructured with promotions and additions, ahead of the departure of current president and CEO Bruce Gersh.

Gersh’s role will not be filled, however Beth Greenwald has been promoted to the newly created role of president of creative affairs, which will see her overseeing the scripted and unscripted output. Previously, as FishBowl’s SVP of unscripted programming, she executive produced TruTV’s Upload with Shaquille O’Neal, VH1′s I’m Married to A…, Fuse’s Offbeat and the upcoming Bravo series Toned Up. 

“As someone who has been with the company since its inception, I am really thrilled to now lead the FishBowl team,” said Greenwald.

In addition, Paul Lapointe has been upped from chief financial officer to EVP and chief operating officer, tasked with day-to-day operations, foreign production and distribution.

Other promotions include Kelly Nash, who moves up from director of development to VP of development, while Lisa Black has been upped to EVP of content and business development.

The company has also hired Kevin Bloom from Stone & Company Entertainment, where he was the VP of production. At FishBowl, he will serve as the head of production.

“We move into the future with great creative executives, a streamlined business model and products that will secure us a position of strength and success in an industry of new platforms and great opportunities,” said FishBowl Worldwide Media chairman Vin Di Bona.

“Working with Bruce has been an exciting experience. His vision and hard work have helped establish a next generation studio, launching FishBowl in television and the digital marketplace and creating a 21st century system for optimizing our AFV library.”

About The Author
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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