Padwa, Freid in biz at ABC TV


Sabrina Padwa and Jeff Freid have been named vp business affairs at ABC Television Studio.

Padwa comes to ABC Television Studio (formerly Touchstone TV) after serving as head of business affairs at New York-based production company @radical Media. She also worked in business affairs at Fox Lorber and for the law firm of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.

Freid worked at UPN and CBS Paramount Television Group during the past two years, following a stint at Buena Vista Television in business affairs.

Padwa and Freid report to ABC TV Studio executive vp Howard Davine. In addition, Stephanie Beeman, Jeff Hegedus and J. Christopher Hamilton have signed on with ABC TV Studio as directors of business affairs. Beeman joined the studio last month after serving as a partner in Stasson & Beeman law firm. Hamilton comes to ABC TV Studio from production company Pariah, where he was vp business affairs and general counsel. Hamilton worked in business and legal affairs at MTV Networks.

Beeman, Hegedus and Hamilton also report to Davine.