MIAMI, Fla., (September 12, 2011) – Veronica Pimstein has been named senior vice president of creative, Latin America/US Hispanic production for Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today by Donna Cunningham, managing director and executive vice president, production, Latin America/US Hispanic, SPT, to whom she reports.
In this role, Pimstein will oversee creative for the company's US Hispanic and Latin American production businesses, foster relationships with writers and creative talent in the region and supervise new concepts from the idea stage through series for all scripted programming.
"With more than 25 years of development and production experience on some of the best known serial and weekly dramas from Mexico and the US, Veronica's strong background in story and character development and execution, combined with her collaborative approach to production is a perfect fit for our business needs," said Cunningham. "Her unique skill set and dynamic relationships in the region will enable us to deliver high quality scripted product to our network and production partners in the region."
Prior to joining SPT, Pimstein served as executive producer of dramatic productions for Univisión Telefutura where she was responsible for all aspects of production including selection and development of scripts, directors, editors, casting, locations and sets, as well as maintaining esthetic development of each production, and supervision of the final edition for a variety of highly acclaimed programs. Such productions include La Marca del Deseo (2008), script adaptation for Amas de Casa Desesperadas (2008), Así es La Vida (2007-08), Por Amor (2006-07) as well as producer editor for the US version, India (2010) and Vecinos (2009). Pimstein's productions have also received awards from the Association of Entertainment, Critics of New York, TV y Novelas, AMPRYT and Fundación Mora de Venezuela, and a Sentinel Health Award.
Pimstein began her career as associate producer for Televisa on the Emmy-nominated children's series Carrusel, which became México's top-rated telenovela. In this role, Pimstein assisted with the production of numerous telenovelas and primetime dramas acting as associate producer for Simplemente Maria, associate producer and sole adapter for La Pícara Soñadora (1992-93) and executive producer of Marimar (1994-98).
Pimstein holds a BA in Communications from Universidad Anáhuac in México City and graduated from the NY School of Interior Design in 2000.
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