WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Devillier Donegan Enterprises (DDE)
announced today the promotion of two of its key executives. Greg Diefenbach
has been named Senior Vice President, Development and Production, and Joan E.
Lanigan has been named Senior Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs. The
promotions are effective immediately.
Since joining DDE in 1996, Mr. Diefenbach has supervised the development
and production of over 120 hours of distinguished documentary programming,
including David Grubin's 'Napoleon,' for which Mr. Diefenbach received a
Peabody Award, and the highly acclaimed 'Empires(R)' historical strand. Prior
to joining DDE, Mr. Diefenbach served as a producer, director, researcher and
writer for National Geographic Society's 'Explorer' television series.
"Greg's commitment to excellence and his creative collaboration with both
filmmakers and broadcasters has enabled DDE to become a leading documentary
supplier," says DDE President and CEO Ron Devillier. "The global success of
DDE's programs is a testament to his fine storytelling skills and his tireless
efforts to propel all elements of a production to the highest level. His
talents will continue to shape the future of DDE's program output."
Ms. Lanigan is responsible for DDE's production, co-production, television
licensing, and related ancillary market agreements. "Joan's knowledge of both
producer and broadcaster needs places her at the center of DDE's business,"
says Devillier. "Her ability to examine alternatives and consistently offer
clear and equitable solutions to complex issues has earned her the trust and
respect of all our partners in production and broadcasting."
Ms. Lanigan is presently completing a major co-production deal for 'Marie
Antoinette,' a David Grubin production with Cineteve co-produced with PBS,
ARTE and DDE in association with ORF and the BBC. Ms. Lanigan joined DDE in
1987 from the law firm of Sanford, Adams, McCullough & Beard. She received
her law degree with honors from Georgetown University in 1984.
DDE's Executive Vice President Brian Donegan comments: "These promotions
recognize the great strengths that Greg and Joan bring to meet the needs of
producers and broadcasters in today's complex worldwide documentary business."
Devillier Donegan Enterprises (DDE) is a leading program development,
production, and distribution company serving independent producers, cable
networks, and broadcasters worldwide. DDE's award-winning library includes
programs covering subjects from ancient history and natural history to
science, technology, and exploration. For further information, visit
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