Noreen Halpern headed for the exit at Entertainment One Television

The former president of dramatic programming at the Canadian producer getting set to leave the company after a brief transition has prompted speculation about her successor.
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Noreen Halpern’s Entertainment One era is fast drawing to a close.

Los Angeles-based Halpern on February 23 signalled she was leaving Entertainment One Television as president of dramatic programming, but would stay on through a transition period.

Now comes word from Entertainment One Television that Halpern is nearly done tying up loose ends before taking a break, all of which has prompted speculation about her likely replacement.

Halpern’s exit was preceded by Margaret O’Brien becoming president, Canada and COO of Entertainment One Television.

And Michael Rosenberg, executive VP of creative affairs at Entertainment One Television, who was brought on board to head up the indie producer’s U.S. TV series department, has been handling scripted shows under Halpern.

That leaves Michael Kot, VP of factual entertainment at Entertainment One Television, to oversee all original unscripted programming.

Before joining Entertainment One, Rosenberg founded and ran Maverick Television, where his TV credits included FX’s The Riches.

John Morayniss continues to run Entertainment One Television as CEO.

An Entertainment One spokesperson said of Halpern’s succession that the company was “currently evaluating the organizational structure of the business… and will consider what is most appropriate for the television group moving forward.”

Halpern could not be reached for direct comment at press time.