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NETWORK TELEVISION DIVISIONS OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES ANNOUNCES THREE KEY APPOINTMENT

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          NETWORK TELEVISION DIVISION OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES
                   ANNOUNCES THREE KEY APPOINTMENT
    HOLLYWOOD, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Network Television Division of Paramount Pictures has announced three key appointments in development and programming.
    Fernanda Carapinha has been named executive director of development, and Janie Kleiman and Steve Stark have both been named executive director, current programs.
    Carapinha is responsible for developing all program forms for the four networks, as well as supporting on-lot creative talent in their endeavors in series, telefilms and specials.  Kleiman and Stark are responsible for the day-to-day creative and production management of Paramount's current series.  Kleiman will oversee "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Deep Space Nine," "The Untouchables" and "Bob." Stark is responsible for "Cheers," "Wings," "Brooklyn Bridge" and "Local Heroes."
    "As we increase Paramount's competitive edge with new series and the dramatic expansion of our talent roster, will depend heavily on the experience and ability Fernanda, Janie and Steve bring to the Network Division," said John S. Pike, president of the division.
    Previously, Carapinha was vice president of program planning and scheduling at Lifetime Television in New York where she was responsible for overseeing the scheduling of all movies, series, and specials.  Before that she was a director in the same area since joining Lifetime in 1989.
    Prior to that, Carapinha was a programming specialist/marketing analyst for Capital Cities/ABC National TV Sales, involved in primetime and sports programming, and marketing presentations.
    Kleiman joins Paramount from Viacom, where she was a production executive and director of production administration since 1986.  In that position, she oversaw the production of series, pilots and MOWs, including "Flying Blind," "Julie," "Matlock," "Jake and the Fatman," "The Father Dowling Mysteries," and 24 "Perry Mason" MOWs, among others.
    Before that, she was supervising production coordinator for Producer's Sales Organization since 1983, where she was involved with such films as "Short Circuit," "9 1/2 Weeks," "8 Million Ways to Die" and "Clan of the Cave Bear."
    Stark was previously vice president of creative affairs for Al Burton Productions at Universal Television since 1988, after joining that company as director of development in 1986.  While at Universal, Stark served as a consultant on more than 100 episodes of "Charles in Charge" and one season of "Together We Stand," starring Elliot Gould and Dee Wallace-Stone.  He also served as co-producer and writer for two seasons of "The New Lassie."
    Stark recently completed writing "Resort to Murder," and original movie for the USA Network. He had also previously served as head of casting for Telerep/Bob Banner Associates' "Star Search" for four years, traveling all around the country scouting new talent.
    Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCI).
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