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Henninger Media Services Announces Four GM Appointments

(October 30, 2001)
Henninger Media Services announced four new appointments to the company's executive team. David Leonard joins as general manager, Henninger 1150 Post, Anthony Johnson as general manager, Henninger Arlington, Doug Minerd as general manager, Henninger Richmond and Brian J. Kelly as general manager, Henninger Productions.

"We're looking to build an executive team with insight, energy and the ability to create a world-class company, and we found these qualities collectively in Brian, David, Anthony and Douglas," said Kathy Weidman, President of Henninger Media Services. "Given their proven record of achievement, and the impact they have made in their respective industries, I have no doubt that they will play a critical role in the growth and success of HMS."

As GM, Henninger Productions, Mr. Kelly will be responsible for developing and overseeing the Henninger Production staff, tactical planning, and developing and implementing new programming initiatives. Mr. Leonard, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Minerd will have overall facility management responsibilities, media services related duties as well as generating new business initiatives at the Henninger 1150 Post, Henninger Arlington and Henninger Richmond facilities, respectively.

Brian J. Kelly has been with the company for seven years and has created a number of award-winning films for Henninger Productions, including the recent high-profile mini-series "Gold." Prior to coming to Henninger, Brian owned his own production company and will once again be tasked with applying his business skills and creative talents to leading Henninger Productions.

With over two decades of experience in the media business, David Leonard joined Henninger 1150 Post from Pyramid Studios (VA) where he was vice president and executive producer. Prior to Pyramid, Mr. Leonard held posts at the Gannett Company, Inc and received his Masters of Arts in Producing Film & Video from The American University and did his undergraduate work in photography and film at Ohio University.

Anthony Johnson brings over 20 years of experience to his new role. Mr. Johnson's most recent posts were as president of SpiritWorks Inc., as Director Production and Operation at Black Entertainment Television (BET) and he has held various management positions at Atlantic Video (DC), Group Andre Perry (DC), Optimus (IL), and IBM (IL). Mr. Johnson received his BA in Radio, TV & Film from Northern Illinois University and his MA in Human Learning and Development from Governors State University.

With 25 years of experience in media, entertainment and communications, Doug Minerd joins Henninger Richmond from Mariah Vision Incorporated where he served as Vice President, New Media. Mr. Minerd has also held positions with Anheuser-Busch at Busch Gardens and with Cedar Point Inc. Mr. Minerd graduated from DePauw University and is an honorary affiliate of the "4th Allied POW Squadron" for his outstanding contribution to the history of the Vietnam Prisoner of War experience, the musical drama "Four Part Harmony."

About Henninger Media Services

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Henninger Media Services, founded in 1983, is one of the nation's largest video, film and new media service providers specializing in the creation of traditional and new media production and post production. The privately held company with facilities in Washington, D.C.; Charlottesville and Richmond, Va.; New York and Los Angeles provides a full spectrum of production and post-production services, including a wide range of new media solutions such as high-quality streaming media production services, iCards, and DVD authoring and design, and "The Tools," a worldwide service intensive rental operation for feature film and documentary production/post-production.

Major clients include Discovery Communications (Discovery Channel), National Geographic Television, PBS, WETA and Showtime Networks among others. Complete information about Henninger Media Services and all its facilities can be obtained on the Internet at

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