Jim Paratore, Producer and Executive
Paratore, an award-winning talk show producer and studio executive, was an executive with Warner Bros. for 26 years. He executive-produced Ellen, Lopez Tonight and TMZ, and fcontributed to such syndicated hits as Extra and The Bachelor.
Jim Paratore, a Daytime Emmy winner whose career included executive-producing The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Lopez Tonight, The Bonnie Hunt Show and TMZ, as well as many years as an executive at Warner Bros., died May 29 following a cardiac arrest while on a cycling vacation in France. He was 58.
At his death, Paratore was president of ParaMedia, the television production company he founded in 2006, following almost three decades as a television executive. The firm, which focuses on first-run syndicated fare, has an exclusive overall deal with the Warner Bros. Television Group.
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