ShowtimeNetworks has promoted three key programming executives with Danielle Gelberbecoming senior vice president of original programming, Gary Garfinkel risingto senior vice president of film acquisitions and Sara Fischer named as seniorvice president of production.
All three willcontinue to work out of the company's Los Angeles office. Gelber will continueto report to executive vice president of original programming Gary Levine,Garfinkel to executive vice president of acquisitions, planning anddistribution Matthew Duda and Fischer to executive vice president of productionMichael Rauch.
Gelber isresponsible for the development and creative oversight of new Showtime originalseries and currently serves as creative executive for the hit series The LWord and will work inthe same capacity on the upcoming drama series Huff, starring Hank Azaria.
She joined thecompany as vice president of original programming in 2002 and before that spenteight years running drama series development at Fox Broadcasting Company.
Garfinkel'sduties primarily entail negotiating and acquiring pictures for Showtime, TheMovie Channel, Sundance Channel, Flix and the company's various multiplexservices. He also works on the company's output deals and has dealt withParamount, Dimension Films and MGM.
He joinedShowtime in 1993 as manager of programme planning and prior to that was asenior financial analyst at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Fischer'sresponsibilities include overseeing all aspects of production for the network,including location scouting, hiring or approving crews, overseeing on-setproduction and all phases of post-production. She currently oversees productionon The L Word and QueerAs Folk.
Fischer joinedShowtime in 1997 as vice president of production and previously was a produceron the ABC/Brillstein-Grey drama, C-16 and the unit production manager on theABC/Bedford Falls drama Relativity.