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BRUCE SALLAN NAMED PRESIDENT OF TELEVISION FOR LEE RICH PRODUCTIONS

BRUCE SALLAN NAMED PRESIDENT OF TELEVISION FOR LEE RICH PRODUCTIONS
 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran producer and television executive Bruce Sallan has been named president of television for Lee Rich Productions it was announced today by Lee Rich, chairman of the Warner Bros.-based independent production company whose television operation is affiliated with Lorimar, the company Rich co-founded.
 Sallan, who has extensive experience both as a producer of television long-forms, pilots and series and as a studio executive, assumes his duties as head of Rich's independent television company on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
 "I'm delighted to have an executive with Bruce Sallan's experience in producing quality television heading up my company," stated Rich. "He has a brilliant and creative story mind. He brings to our company a creative and inventive approach to programming and will be working closely with me in expanding the company," Rich continued.
 From 1986 to the present Sallan was president of Indieprod Television, the television division he founded for Daniel Melnick's independent production company. From 1984 to 1986 Sallan served as vice president Motion Pictures of ABC Television and prior to that was an executive producer of motion pictures for ABC-TV at which time he supervised the development and production of more than 70 features for television.
 Films which Sallan personally produced include the award-winning ABC Theater presentation "God Bless The Child," TV's first movie to honestly address the problems of the homeless. The show won both the Writers Guild Award for Best Teleplay as well as the Humanitas Award for 1988. Sallan's 1990 film, "A Killing in a Small Town," for CBS brought Barbara Hershey both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Best Actress and the film was also nominated for an Emmy as Best Dramatic Longform.
 Other movies which Sallan produced include the CBS three-hour movie "Berlin Tunnel 21," "Act of Love," a controversial film dealing with euthanasia starring Mickey Rourke and Ron Howard, and ABC's three-hour movie "Challenger," the moving story about the astronauts of the infamous space shuttle.
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