Moran in dramatic 20th TV


Patrick Moran has been upped to senior vp drama development at 20th Century Fox TV and has inked a new four-year deal with the studio.

Moran, who reports to executive vp drama development Jennifer Nicholson-Salke, was vp in the drama department for the past four years.

"Patrick not only has amazing instincts and taste in material, but he is a fantastic manager helping to oversee development and launch our new series," Nicholson-Salke said. "He's an integral part of the team here at 20th."

Since joining 20th TV in 2003, Moran has shepherded the development and launches of such drama series as Fox's "Bones," "Prison Break," "Standoff" and "Drive." He is overseeing the new ABC fall drama "Women's Murder Club," which stars Angie Harmon.

Before coming to 20th TV, Moran was vp drama development at UPN, where he developed the critically praised hip-hop drama "Platinum" as well as "The Twilight Zone" and "The Dead Zone," which subsequently landed at USA Network.

Moran previously served as president of Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's Renaissance Pictures Television, working on the syndicated action hours "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys."