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Hardman upped at Kids WB!

John Hardman has stepped up to senior vice president of Kids WB!, replacing
Donna Friedman Meir, who left last week to run kids' programming and production
at National Geographic Television & Film.

Hardman has been with Kids WB! for four years, and he previously was VP of programming and development there.

Prior to joining Kids WB!, Hardman was head of development and current
programming for DreamWorks SKG's television-animation department and director
of creative affairs at Klasky Csupo Studios, which produces shows such as The
Wild Thornberrys
for Nickelodeon.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.