As a former executive with CBS Television, NBC Television, Hearst and Logo Entertainment, Dennis Considine brings a wide range of valuable experience and insight in research, programming, development and production to his role as an Executive Producer.
At Logo Entertainment, Considine was responsible for the acquisition and development of properties and for financing and production arrangements for telefilms, mini-series, series and specials for network, syndication and cable television broadcast as well as for features. Along with Louis Gossett, Jr., Considine Executive Produced For Love of Olivia, a CBS movie featuring Gossett as a small town lawyer who puts his political aspirations aside in order to help a young man accused of murder. For the Showtime Network, Considine Executive Produced Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence, the second installment in a series of films involving the investigations of the United States Postal Service. Another recent Executive Producing collaboration with Gossett is The Color of Love: Jacey’s Story, a CBS telefilm starring Gossett and Gena Rowlands as grandparents who must put their differences aside in order to raise their orphaned granddaughter.
Considine has also Executive Produced with Gossett The Inspectors, the original Showtime drama dealing with a seasoned postal inspector who is teamed with a young investigator on a case involving a fatal letter bombing. Considine, Gossett and Hilly Elkins served as Executive Producers on To Dance With Olivia, the highly rated CBS telefilm involving Gossett as a lawyer, husband and father whose wife becomes a recluse after the shooting death of their young son.
Considine then served as Executive Consultant for Logo Entertainment on the original family drama In His Father’s Shoes. This Showtime film tells the story of a young boy’s journey into his father’s past by using a pair of magical shoes that enable him to inhabit his father’s body. The film was nominated for an Achievement in Cable Excellence (ACE) Award and was honored with a Parent’s Choice Award. In His Father’s Shoes also received the 1998 Emmy Award for Best Children’s Special.
With Gossett and Hilly Elkins, Considine Co-Executive Produced A Menu For Murder and A Taste For Justice, two NBC movies that feature Gossett as private investigator Ray Alexander. Considine subsequently Executive Produced with Gossett and Hilly Elkins the acclaimed CBS telefilm, A Father For Charlie. He then Co-Executive Produced the film Run For The Dream: The Gail Devers Story, which deals with Olympic runner Gail Devers and her coach Bob Kersee. Run For the Dream was a Showtime/USA Network original film.
Considine entered the industry in 1970 with the CBS Television network where he first worked in audience research. Subsequently, he was placed in charge of program testing as Director of Program Analysis for the network. In 1975, he was named Associate Director, Program Development/East Coast. In this position, he combined his proven analytical skills with an intuitive creative sense and became involved with finding, creating and developing prime time series. Three years later, the network moved Considine to Los Angeles where he served as the CBS liason on such successful primetime series as White Shadow, One Day At A Time and The Bad News Bears.
He then joined NBC Television in Los Angeles as Director of Development, first for Special Programs and then Movies of the Week. In Specials, he worked on such shows as Siegfried & Roy, Barnum & Bailey Circus and The Eddie Rabbit Special. In the movie department, he was responsible for developing the acclaimed telefilms Bitter Harvest, Act Of Love, Kent State, Angel Dusted and The Executioner’s Song, among others.
Considine returned to New York in 1982 with NBC to become Vice President, Primetime and Latemight Development, responsible for East Coast Television Development and Current Programming, including the perennial late night standout, Saturday Night Live.
Seeking a freer creative environment in which to develop and produce projects, Considine left the network in order to return to Los Angeles as Vice President of Television Development for Orion Pictures, Inc. Here he developed and sold all forms of television programs for the company including the NBC movie Victims For Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story.
Before joining Logo Entertainment, Considine was Sr. Vice President of Development for Lionel Chetwynd Productions while that company was based at Hearst Entertainment. At Lionel Chetwynd Productions, he Co-Produced the PBS documentary Fear In America and served as Production Executive on another PBS documentary entitled The Education Wars. Prior to that Considine was at Interplanetary Productions where he Co-Produced the television movie Betrayed By Innocence.