Legendary Hires Heller to Head Scripted Television

Legendary Television has hired longtime agent Lauren Heller Whitney as president of scripted television.

Whitney began her career at William Morris in 1998 and has been working as an agent for successor company, WME.

In her new post,  Whitney will report to Bruce Rosenblum, Legendary's president of television and media.

“We are thrilled to have Lauren join our team,” Rosenblum said. “Her breadth and quality of experience as a television agent will enable her to quickly, seamlessly and successfully transition into a studio executive. Lauren's ability to identify and develop talent and material within the industry makes her a perfect match for our division.”

The production company has also extended the contracted of scripted television executive vice president Peter Johnson through 2017. He will report to Whitney.