Jamie Tarses

Executive, Casting director, Production assistant
At age 32, Tarses became the youngest person and the first woman to preside over a network entertainment division. As President of ABC Entertainment, she reported to division Chairman Ted Harbert, who held her job ... Read more »
Born: 03/19/1966 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Producer (13)

Marry Me 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Your Family Or Mine 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Franklin & Bash 2001 - 2002, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Happy Endings 2001 - 2002, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Men at Work 2011 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Welcome to the Family 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Imagine That 2001 - 2002, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Made In Jersey 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

HawthoRNe 2008 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mad Love 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mr. Sunshine 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

My Boys 2006 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Primeval 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Executive (8)

Dharma & Greg 1989 - 2002, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Network Executive

Frasier 1989 - 2004, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Network Executive

Friends 1989 - 2004, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Network Executive

Mad About You 1989 - 2002, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Network Executive

Newsradio 1989 - 2003, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Network Executive

Spin City 1989 - 2002, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Network Executive

The Practice 1989 - 2004, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Network Executive

Wings 1989 - 2002, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Network Executive
Actor (1)
Other (1)

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Consultant

Biography

At age 32, Tarses became the youngest person and the first woman to preside over a network entertainment division. As President of ABC Entertainment, she reported to division Chairman Ted Harbert, who held her job before being promoted. This personal triumph followed an exceedingly eventful year at NBC Entertainment where she had spent the better part of a decade climbing swiftly up the corporate ladder. The daughter of celebrated sitcom producer, writer and director Jay Tarses ("The Bob Newhart Show," "Buffalo Bill," "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd"), Tarses used her not insignificant connections--then NBC Entertainment president Brandon Tartikoff got her first network job--to get her foot in the door. But once inside, her meteoric rise was a testament to her own drive and talent.

Relationships

Dan McDermott

Husband
with DreamWorks divorced

Robert Morton

Companion
former producer of "Late Show With David Letterman" no longer together

Matthew Perry Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated in 1998 and again in 2000 No longer together

Jay Tarses Actor

Parent

Rachel Tarses

Mother
served for six months in the Persian Gulf

Matt Tarses

Brother
served as a writer and subsequently story editor on the NBC sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" staff writer on Jay Tarses' CBS sitcom "Public Morals"

Mallory Tarses

Sister

EDUCATION

Williams College

Williamstown , Massachusetts 1985

Milestones

1999

Resigned from ABC in August

1996

Reportedly approached by Walt Disney Company president Michael Ovitz in February to succeed Ted Harbert as president of NBC Entertainment

1996

Allegedly asked to be released from her two-year contract with NBC citing sexual harassment by her NBC superior, West Coast President, Don Ohlemeyer; refused to comment on rumor due to confidentiality agreement with NBC; NBC execs and other sources denied

1996

NBC announced in February that Tarses (then McDermott) would be on hiatus until June while she considered a job offer from ABC

1996

Moved to ABC in June as President, ABC Entertainment becoming both the youngest person and the first woman to hold such a position; reported to Ted Harbert, chairman, ABC Entertainment until Harbert's resignation in February 1997

1994

Named senior vice president, primetime series, NBC Entertainment in August; reported directly to Warren Littlefield, president, NBC Entertainment

1992

Appointed as vice president

1991

Recommended that NBC not pick up her father's sitcom pilot "Baltimore" about jazz musicians

1989

Appointed as director, comedy development, NBC Entertainment in February

1988

Named manager, comedy development, NBC Entertainment in July

1987

Joined NBC when hired by Brandon Tartikoff as manager, creative affairs, NBC Productions in September

1987

Moved to NBC Entertainment as manager, current comedy programs in December

1986

After college, became Assistant to the Talent Executive on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

Served as NBC's program executive for such comedy series as "Cheers", "Amen", "A Different World" and "227"

Participated in the development of all new comedy series for midseason 1989 and the following 1989-90 season including "Wings", "Blossom" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"

Worked as a casting director for Lorimar Productions

Raised in Los Angeles

Oversaw the development of new series such as "Frasier", "Friends" and "NewsRadio" and supervised existing shows

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