Ron Devillier - Executive Producer

Ron Devillier, President and CEO DEVILLIER DONEGAN ENTERPRISES, LP

President and CEO, Ron Devillier is co-founder of Devillier Donegan Enterprises (DDE), an international development and distribution company specializing in nonfiction television.

Devillier, with 30 years experience in the broadcast industry, began his career at KERA-TV in Dallas, Texas where he served as a reporter on Newsroom, program manager and then vice president of programming and productions. During that period, Devillier was executive producer of several award-winning programs and is also credited with introducing Monty Python's Flying Circus to American audiences.

He was named vice president of network programming at PBS, with responsibilities for all network productions, acquisitions and scheduling in 1977.

In 1980, Devillier, with co-founder Brian Donegan, formed DDE. Within a decade, the company was distributing more than 1000 hours of programming and representing the production affairs of 70 independent filmmakers.

In 1993, when DDE was seeking financial backing for its rapidly expanding production plans, Devillier initiated negotiations with ABC Network that led to their 1994 partnership.

In 1995, Devillier was the architect of a large co-development deal with PBS network, which has yielded more than 100 hours of primetime programming. The first series financed out of that alliance was ABC/Kane's Emmy Award winning twenty-part series The Living Edens.

With the merger of Disney/ABC in 1996, Devillier continues to focus on the business and editorial side of the company's growth and development as a leading provider of blue-chip nonfiction films for a worldwide audience.

Devillier is a member of the boards of the International Documentary Association, the Jackson Wildlife Film Festival as well as a member of the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He resides in Washington, DC with his wife Linda and their two children.