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PR: New Digital Czar Named at Turner’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media

by on March 10, 2008

Veteran entertainment and new media executive Paul Condolora has been named senior vice president, Digital for Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Group, it was announced today by Stuart Snyder, the Group’s president and chief operating officer. In his new expanded role, Condolora will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the digital strategy and product development across multiple platforms for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, SuperDeluxe and GameTap. Condolora is based in Atlanta and reports to Snyder.

“Paul has extensive experience and knowledge in the digital space and has been vital to Cartoon Network New Media’s success throughout his tenure,” said Snyder. “His vision and leadership will play a key role in our future growth across all digital platforms.”

Condolora was most recently senior vice president and general manager for Cartoon Network New Media. In this capacity, his responsibilities included further developing new Cartoon Network and Adult Swim-branded products and services for burgeoning distribution platforms such as broadband, VOD, mobile, and interactive television. Additionally, Condolora has overseen creative development and day-to-day operations for CartoonNetwork.com and all of its related sites and ancillary businesses, including the network’s upcoming first massively multi-player online game, Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall.

“It has been a great privilege to lead Cartoon Network’s new media initiatives over these past years and I’m proud of the many successes we’ve had thus far,” said Condolora. “The New Media space continues to be an exciting opportunity and I look forward to this new challenge to spearhead the overall strategic direction of our digital brands for the Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Group.”

Condolora came to Cartoon Network Online in 2000 as vice president of business development from Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angeles, where he was head of the Multimedia Department. In this capacity, Condolora supervised more than 20 projects, many award-winning, including visual effects for feature films and television shows, Internet games and promotional Web sites. He has also managed the U.S.-based software development for Sony’s AIBO entertainment robot and was the Director of Special Projects for Sony Pictures Entertainment, focusing on business development. Condolora began his entertainment career as a member of Columbia Pictures Management Associates Program.

Condolora earned his master’s degree in entertainment management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and his bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York at Oswego.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 91 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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