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Ronald Devillier 

Ronald Devillier at Wildscreen, 1994

Ronald Devillier is the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Devillier Donegan Enterprises. He began his career in 1970 at KERA-TV in Dallas, Texas as a reporter on Newsroom. Two years later he was promoted to Program Manager and then Vice President of Programming and Productions. During that period, Mr. Devillier served as Executive Producer of several award-winning programs, including a series of election specials that won a Columbia duPont Journalism ... Award. He is also credited with introducing Monty Python's Flying Circus to American audiences. In 1977, Mr. Devillier joined PBS as Director of Program Acquisitions, and later was named Vice President of Network Programming, with responsibilities for all network productions, acquisitions and scheduling. Mr. Devillier established DDE with Brian Donegan in 1980. In 1994, DDE entered into a partnership with ABC/Capital Cities, Inc. Under the new alliance, Mr. Devillier secured financing and launched ABC/Kane Productions International's award winning twenty-four part series, The Living Edens, on PBS. In 1995, Mr. Devillier was the architect and principal negotiator of the development deal with PBS to produce an additional 60 hours of programming. The 1996 alliance of Disney/Capital Cities, Inc./ABC reinforced DDE's status as a leading international provider of non-fiction films. After thirty years of experience in the broadcast industry, Mr. Devillier continues to focus on the business side of DDE's growth and it's development as a leading distributor of blue-chip non-fiction films for a worldwide audience.

Ronald Devillier at Wildscreen, 1994
Ronald Devillier at Wildscreen, 1994