Friday, February 17, 2012

Nickelodeon Veteran Sal Maniaci Becomes Senior Vice President Of Nickelodeon Events And Original Programming

From Kidscreen:
Sal Maniaci to head up original programming at Nick

Industry veteran Sal Maniaci is headed back to the Nickelodeon fold as its new SVP of event and original programming.

Based in New York, Maniaci will report to Marjorie Cohn, the president of original programming and development at Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group, and will be responsible for overseeing production of Nickelodeon’s franchise events, including the Kids’ Choice Awards, the TeenNick HALO Awards and Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play.

He will also supervise current series for Nick at Nite’s new slate of family entertainment, including the recently announced telenovela, Reach For A Star.

Maniaci was most recently SVP of development and original programming for TV Land. Prior to an executive stint at The New TNN (now Spike TV), Maniaci was VP of current series at Nickelodeon, where he worked on hit properties Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show, Figure It Out and the annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Maniaci originally joined Nickelodeon in 1994.

Tags: Kids’ Choice Awards, Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon Group, Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play, Reach for a Star, Sal Maniaci, TeenNick HALO Awards
Also, from Animation Insider:
[...] at Nickelodeon, Sal Maniaci comes on board as Senior Vice President of Original Programming. A decade or so ago serving as VP of Current Series, Maniaci now returns to Nickelodeon proper to take charge of the cable programmer's franchise live-action events, including the Kids' Choice Awards, TeenNick HALO Awards, and Worldwide Day of Play. He will report to Marjorie Cohn, President of Original Programming and Development for Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group.

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