Apple TV+ hires Disney+ EMEA scripted exec Johanna Devereaux


Apple TV+ has landed Disney+ exec Johanna Devereaux to oversee its scripted efforts.

Devereaux, who will work within Apple’s London-based team led by creative director Jay Hunt, was most recently VP of scripted & DE&I at Disney+.

She had been behind shows including recent hit Extraordinary and was part of the team led by Liam Keelan, Disney+’s SVP of original content in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Johanna Devereaux

Devereaux worked with Disney+’s director of scripted originals Lee Mason, who will now lead on the Mouse House’s EMEA drama efforts.

Her DE&I remit will be shared with Sean Doyle for unscripted.

Devereaux, who had been ABC Studios International’s director of development prior to joining Disney, said “producing and launching the first slate of EMEA originals for Disney+ has been the experience of a lifetime.”

“I will always be grateful to Liam Keelan who has led the originals team with unfailing integrity and vision, and to Lee Mason, Sean Doyle, and the brilliant originals gang across the region – their creativity and kindness have been an inspiration,” she added.


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