Telepictures Ups Cooke To VP, Production Finance
John Cooke has been promoted to vice president, production finance, Telepictures Productions. In his new post, Cooke will continue to oversee all aspects of Telepictures’ production financing and accounting, managing more than 15 production accountants. He will continue to report to Richard Inouye, SVP, finance and administration.
An 18-year veteran of Telepictures, Cooke has been director of accounting since 2004, overseeing accounting for multiple productions including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Extra, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Judge Mathis, Judge Pirro, Tyra, TMZ, Lopez Tonight and The Dr. Keith Ablow Show. Previously, Cooke was manager of accounting from 2001 to 2004, working for multiple productions including The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Extra, Elimidate, Change of Heart, The Sharon Osbourne Show, The Larry Elder Show, The Caroline Rhea Show and Street Smarts. Cooke served as supervisor of accounting, Telepictures, from 1997 to 2001 and as lead production accountant on Carnie in 1995-96. Cooke started at Telepictures in 1993 as assistant accountant on Jenny Jones.
Cooke is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a BA in radio, TV and film.