Chernin Entertainment names new comedy vp

Tasha Brown formerly served as BBC Worldwide director

Chernin Entertainment has hired former BBC Worldwide executive Tasha Brown to run its comedy department.

Brown has been appointed vp of comedy TV for the company. At BBC Worldwide, she served as director of scripted development where she worked on comedy pilots such as Fox's "Absolutely Famous" and ABC's "Gavin & Stacey." Previously, she was at Carsey Werner Television working on such shows as "3rd Rock from the Sun" and "That 70's Show."

She'll report to the company's TV division president, Katherine Pope.
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