Friday, September 12, 2008

Reginald Hudlin leaves B.E.T!!!

BET president of entertainment Reginald Hudlin will be stepping down from his position with the urban network after helping bring the company massive success with hit television series.

Since joining the station in 2005, Hudlin has helped continue BET’s monumental rise in ratings and accomplishments with 17 of their top 20 highest-rated shows. Responsible for hit series like Lil’ Kim’s “Countdown to Lockdown” and Keyshia Cole’s “The Way It Is,” BET chairman and CEO Debra Lee spoke on his astounding efforts.

“Reggie has played an invaluable role in the ongoing transformation of BET Networks, including the successful launch of our DVD division and laying a solid foundation for BET Films,” Lee wrote in a statement. “I'm thankful for everything he has contributed to our company. He is a true creative force and it has been an honor and pleasure to work with him.”

Hudlin is also credited with helping restructure BET’s News division guiding the network into 13 awards for their news series and specials within two years. Although no immediate successor has been chosen yet, Lee has already appointed a temporary replacement.

“As we work on the search for Reggie's successor, I am pleased to announce that Stephen Hill will serve as the interim head of Entertainment,” she wrote. “Stephen has tremendous experience and a remarkable talent for identifying, producing and presenting quality entertainment, and I'm more than confident in his ability to guide our programming plans in the interim, and that moving forward, we won't miss a beat.”

Prior to becoming an active member of the BET Network, Hulin’s production credits include popular 90s films Boomerang, House Party, The Great White Hype and first black animated feature film Bebe’s Kids

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