Warner Horizon in business with hire


Carlos Williams has joined Warner Horizon TV as senior vp business affairs.

Williams will run the division's business-affairs department, succeeding Alan Saxe, who left last month to head business and legal affairs at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

Williams will oversee negotiations and dealmaking for WHTV's slate of scripted and unscripted shows, including the upcoming Jerry Bruckheimer drama "Dark Blue" for TNT, AMC's political thriller pilot "Rubicon" and reality series "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew," "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "High School Reunion," "The Cougar," "Here Come the Newlyweds" and the upcoming "There Goes the Neighborhood."

He will report to WHTV executive vp Craig Erwich.

Williams comes to WHTV from Disney, where he spent nine years in business and legal-affairs positions, most recently as vp and head of business affairs at the company's fledging digital studio Stage 9, which is being folded into ABC.com as part of the Disney-ABC Television Group's round of job cuts in January.

Williams also spent two years as vp business affairs at ABC and four years at ABC Studios (formerly Touchstone TV), rising to vp business affairs. (partialdiff)