'Homeland' Studio Fox 21 Taps Brandon Brito as Scripted VP
Fox 21 has hired Television 360 co-head Brandon Brito as vice president of scripted.
In his new gig, Brito will be charged with working with writers on the studio’s roster –including Craig Wright, Stephen Gaghan and Hung’s Dmitry Lipkin and Collette Burson -- to develop new comedy and drama projects for all cable networks, as well as identifying new talent and ideas for series. He will also assist in oversight of the company’s current series, including six-time Emmy winner Homeland and ratings behemoth Sons of Anarchy.
“We've been looking for the right person for a long time. This is a big step in our company’s evolution, with Homeland, Sons of Anarchy and now Brickleberry firing on all cylinders, five pilots ordered and dozens of projects in the pipeline. Brandon’s a key hire for us as we strategically grow our business—he’s smart and aggressive and his track record and relationships around town are second to none,” said Fox 21 president Bert Salke.
Since Brito joined 360 in August 2011, he's sold more than a dozen pilots, including Royal at HBO and The Oath at Showtime. Prior to that, Brito was a VP of development at Tribeca Productions, where he oversaw all film and TV development, including Little Fockers, Public Enemies and HBO’s untitled Bernie Madoff Biopic, for partners Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal. Before that, the Miami native served as a creative exec at Jay Roach’s Everyman Pictures, where he worked on such films as Borat and Up in the Air.
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