Lisa Simon Joins DLT Entertainment as Directpr of Public television Sales
New York February 23, 2009. Award-winning production and distribution company DLT
Entertainment is celebrating today as they close a number of sales with Latin America
and other territories, following a successful MIPCOM.
Lisa Simon has joined DLT Entertainment as Director of Public Television Sales.
She will be responsible for selling My Family, the UK’s Most Popular Comedy
and other Britcoms as well as drama, and documentary series and specials to Public
Television stations across the country. Simon will be based in DLT’s New York offices
and report to company president, Don Taffner, Jr.
Simon was most recently Associate Director, Program Administration & Station Relations
at Thirteen/WNET, New York, where since 1995 she was Programming Market Research
Director, managed the station relations process for over 80 series, mini-series
and specials. She also specialized in guiding producers in documentary, fiction,
and performance formats through the administration and delivery process.
“Lisa’s knowledge of the public television sector will be of great value to our
company,” said Taffner. “She has an outstanding record of successfully marketing
national programs to public television programming executives, consistently achieving
over 93% of US HH coverage for national presentations.”
Simon has an M.F.A. from Brandeis University and a B.F.A. cum laude from the University
of Texas at Austin.
For further information please contact:
Elena Kemp at Premier PR
Tel + 44 (0) 20 7292 8331 Fax +44 (0) 20 7734 2024
Founded in 1963 as a distribution company by Don Taffner Senior, the company added
television production to its portfolio in 1977. DLT Entertainment has enjoyed terrific
success over the last forty plus years with legendary hits including the multiple
award-winning sitcom My Family, As Time Goes By,
Three’s Company, Too Close For Comfort and
Meet My Folks. In addition DLT has built a reputation as a leading
distribution company with classics such as The Benny Hill Show,
The World at War, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin,
Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood
and The Russ Abbot Show.
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