WBTVG taps business planning exec

Former Disney exec Jay Levine joining company as a vp

Jay Levine has been named to the newly created position of vp business planning at Warner Bros. Television Group.

The former Disney exec, who will be based in Burbank, will work closely with WBTVG's senior management and the studio’s business development and strategic planning department on potential acquisitions, growth initiatives, new business development and financial planning for the TV group.

"As we plan for growth in production and distribution as well as expand on our core creative expertise, Jay brings a fresh perspective, strong business skills and great instincts to our business," said WBTVG executive vp business management Craig Hunegs, to whom Levine will report.

At Disney, Levine was an associate in the corporate strategy and business development group. Before that, he held positions at ESPN.com and Bear Stearns & Co.