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Twentieth Century Fox Television has named three new vice presidents, one of them a new hire.
The studio announced Friday that Jennifer Carreras and Mandy Summers have been upped to vp comedy development and vp current programming, respectively. Additionally, Glamour editor Jen Weinberg joins as vp talent relations and events.
Carreras previously served as director in comedy development, shepherding Enlisted and overseeing a roster of producers, writers and directors — including Mike Royce, Jake Johnson and Max Winkler. “Jennifer is a smart, talented executive whom producers love, and her rise here has been deservedly swift,” said development executive vp Michael Thorn, to whom she and Summers report. “She is great with writers, has amazing taste and a tireless work ethic when it comes to championing projects she believes in.”
Summers, who started out as an assistant to chairman and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman, most recently served as executive director in programming. Series in her jurisdiction include Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Bones and the upcoming Backstrom.
As for Weinberg, the newcomer will report to senior vp corporate communications and publicity, Chris Alexander. She most recently spent four years as Glamour‘s West Coast editor after a tenure as the magazine’s director of public relations.
“Getting Jen for this important role at the studio was a real coup, as her background runs the gamut from editorial and publicity to talent relations and events,” remarked Alexander. “She’s creative, entrepreneurial and enormously collaborative — quite simply the perfect person for this position.”
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