Burbank, CA (July 25, 2008)–Content development and production enterprise New Wave Entertainment has announced an executive reshuffle following the recent departure of co-CEO Alan Baral.
Rick Nowak has been upped to COO, handling the day-to-day operations of the rapidly expanding production and marketing company. In addition, Alan Duke has been upped to executive vice-president, general counsel, and Greg Woertz to executive vice-president, CFO.
The executive trio will oversee operations for all New Wave services and brands, which include TV and film production, talent management, home entertainment, finishing, motion graphics/AV promo division The Studio at New Wave, and Zoo Street Music.
Baral will continue with New Wave as a consultant as he pursues opportunities outside the company. Paul Apel remains with the company as owner and CEO.
Baral joined New Wave in 1993 as the head of business affairs and became a partner in 1998. During their tenure as partners, Apel and Baral expanded and diversified the company, growing from two divisions to over 200 employees within six divisions, creating one of Hollywood’s largest independent production, marketing and creative service companies.
“New Wave is a unique company, and as an 11-year veteran, Rick Nowak is well respected by both clients and staff,” stated Apel. “Together with the expertise of Alan Duke and Greg Woertz, they create the ideal executive team to sustain and lead the company into the future.”
Nowak says, “I know this company inside and out, I am thrilled to be able to continue my career in the New Wave family, and I look forward to working closely with each division of the company.”
New Wave has recently produced such TV series as Frank TV for TBS, ABC’s The Next Best Thing and Dane Cook’s Tourgasm for HBO.
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