People/Biz

WarnerMedia ups Brett Weitz to GM of TBS, TNT and truTV

WarnerMedia has expanded the purview of Brett Weitz, general manager of TBS and TNT, to include oversight of truTV, the American pay-TV channel focused on scripted, non-scripted and hybrid comedy ...
October 2, 2019

WarnerMedia has expanded the purview of Brett Weitz, general manager of TBS and TNT, to include oversight of truTV, the American pay-TV channel focused on scripted, non-scripted and hybrid comedy series.

Weitz (pictured) will manage TBS, TNT and truTV and oversee the creative teams and development for all three networks in New York and Los Angeles.

The mass media and entertainment company also upped Thom Hinkle, EVP of original programming at TBS, to head of original content for TBS, TNT and truTV.

“Brett and Thom transformed TBS into an Emmy award-winning, premiere comedy destination, and will continue to shape the identities of all three of these top-rated networks,” said Kevin Reilly, president of TNT, TBS and truTV and chief content officer for HBO Max, in a statement. “Their unconventional risk taking combined with their strong industry relationships will continue shepherd the evolution of TBS, TNT and truTV.”

Weitz previously served as EVP of programming for TBS, establishing series such as Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. He also previously served as SVP of scripted development for TBS and TNT.

Hinkle, previously a producer for The Daily Show, formerly served as co-president of Carousel Television.

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.

Menu

Search