TriStar President Expected to Head Combined Unit

Jon Feltheimer, president of TriStar Television, is expected to be named head of a combined TriStar Television and Columbia Pictures Television at Sony Studios.

Sony declined to comment, but TV executives were buzzing all week about the changes afoot at Sony’s network TV production division.

According to the rumors, Feltheimer will oversee both divisions, leaving open the fate of Scott Siegler, president of Columbia Pictures TV. TriStar TV under Feltheimer has been on a hot streak with shows such as “Mad about You” on NBC and “The Nanny” on CBS.

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