Inge Van Herle was named Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution in August 2009 and continues to report into Robert Fitzpatrick, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.
Van Herle oversees business affairs for first-run, cable production and distribution and handles all aspects of business affairs for development projects for syndication, as well as for basic cable. Inge also played a vital role in the Connecticut production move of "The Jerry Springer Show," "Maury" and "The Steve Wilkos Show."
Since 2000, Van Herle served as Vice President of her division overseeing, negotiating and drafting agreements for talent, web and mobile distribution, acquisitions, broadcaster licenses, co-production, and also managed broadcast standard and practices for syndicated product.
During Van Herle’s time with NBCUniversal, she has been heavily involved in the negotiations and drafts of international format licenses for NBCU’s scripted and reality product throughout the world, for example, closing deals for the three "Law & Order" series to be licensed in countries such as France and Russia, and "Access Hollywood" to be licensed in Ireland and China. She also supervised legal services for Universal Domestic Television’s European talk shows and more locally, managed all aspects of production for former reality syndicated series "The 5th Wheel" and "Blind Date."
Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Van Herle worked in a similar capacity for GRB Entertainment Inc, a reality television production and distribution company in Sherman Oaks, where she served as Vice President to their Business and Legal Affairs departments (1999-2000). While at GRB Entertainment, she provided legal support for the International Sales and Home Video departments, as well as negotiated license agreements and supervised all aspects of production.
As Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at RKO Pictures, Inc, an independent film and television production Company in Los Angeles, Van Herle was responsible for intellectual property rights and drafted/negotiated agreements regarding all aspects of development and production, including option purchase agreements, writer, director, and producer agreements for film, television, and stage. These agreements also included all music rights (1994-1999).
Van Herle holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School, and a B.A. in history from UCLA. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband.