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Former Chief of Turner Feature Animation to Head Miramax Television
In a move announced by Miramax co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Bob Osher, the company’s co-president of production, will also oversee Miramax Television Production. In addition, he will co-head DVD, home video and television sales with Rick Sands, Miramax’s coo.
Working out of Miramax’s L.A. offices, Osher will continue to oversee the production department with co-president of production Meryl Poster. He will also continue to oversee physical production and business and legal affairs. He has been involved with Miramax Television since its inception in 1998 and has worked on projects such as the Emmy-nominated Project Greenlight and Glory Days.
Prior to joining Miramax as co-president of production, Osher was exec. vp of Turner Pictures Group, which he co-founded. He was responsible for overseeing and managing all business activities and financial operations for Turner Pictures (including Turner Feature Animation), TNT Original Films and the Turner Entertainment Company. The USC and Georgetown Law School grad practiced entertainment law in Los Angeles before joining Walt Disney Studios and rising to the rank of sr. vp of business and legal affairs for Disney and Touchstone Pictures.
Miramax co-produces the anime series Tokyo Pig with SME Visual Works Inc. The show about a nine-year-old boy and his magical pet pig named Sunny airs on ABC Family.