Disney Television Studios
20th Television Ups Casting Executive Stephanie Levinson
Stephanie Levinson continues to rise at Disney’s 20th Television. The studio’s head of casting has been upped to executive vp (she was previously a senior vp) and will take on additional duties. Levinson will oversee casting on all series and pilots at 20th TV, as well as manage the casting team and set strategy. She […]
20th TV Drama Head Michelle Mendelovitz Exiting
Michelle Mendelovitz is departing her post as head of drama development at Disney’s 20th Television. She’s slated to exit the studio at the end of January, less than two years after joining 20th from Apple. The Disney Television Studios unit has not yet named a replacement. Mendelovitz joined 20th TV in March 2020 as senior […]
NATPE Miami: WarnerMedia, Disney, NBCUniversal Sign Up for In-Person TV Market
U.S. entertainment and television giants are throwing their weight behind the annual TV market NATPE Miami, with most of the majors — including WarnerMedia, Disney-ABC, ViacomCBS, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Television and MGM — committing to the in-person event, which runs Jan. 18-20, 2022. Other big TV companies, including Univision, A+E, Banijay Americas and Debmar-Mercury, will […]
Bryan Noon Set as Disney TV Entertainment President
Former Netflix and ABC executive Bryan Noon is returning to the Disney fold. Noon has been tapped serve as entertainment president of Walt Disney Television, filling the void that was created in May when Craig Hunegs stepped down from the post after a two-year run. The former ABC Studios (now ABC Signature) exec will report […]
Disney Unifies Marketing and PR Divisions With Key Promotions
Disney is unifying some of its marketing and PR divisions in a bid to better break down silos within the company. In a memo to staff Wednesday, Shannon Ryan, president of content marketing for Hulu and general entertainment, revealed a reorganization within her group to further its content-first approach in order to create a more […]
Disney’s Onyx Collective Sets Nonfiction Programming Team
Disney’s recently launched Onyx Collective has tapped executives from ABC News and Freeform to lead its unscripted programming efforts. Jacqueline Glover will be head of documentary programming, and Jihan Robinson will be vp documentary programming at Onyx, which was launched in May as a way to elevate work by people of color and from underrepresented […]
Disney TV Studios Forms Creative Acquisitions Department
Elizabeth Newman and Jordan Moblo will pursue and package IP like books, news stories and podcasts for ABC Signature and 20th Television.
‘Tamron Hall’ Syndicated Talk Show Renewed for Season 3
Daytime talk show 'Tamron Hall' has been renewed for a third season, just a few weeks into its second year.
Tracee Ellis Ross Inks Overall Deal With ABC Signature
'Black-ish' star and 'Mixed-ish' co-creator and narrator Tracee Ellis Ross has signed an overall deal at ABC Signature, which produces the two series.
Eva Longoria Re-Ups First-Look Deal With 20th TV
Actress and producer Eva Longoria has renewed a first-look deal with Disney's 20th Television.
Disney’s 20th TV Ups Erin May to VP Drama Development
Disney's 20th Television has promoted Erin May to vp drama development at the studio.
‘Mixed-ish’ Co-Creator Peter Saji Signs New Overall Deal at ABC Signature
ABC Signature has signed 'Mixed-ish' co-creator Peter Saji to a new overall deal.