Disney General Entertainment

Disney TV Studios names president as Dana Walden shuffles DGE leadership

Eric Schrier has been named president of Disney Television Studios & business operations, Disney General Entertainment (DGE), as part of a senior exec reshuffle under Dana Walden. In her first exec changes since being appointed as DGE chairman in June, Walden has also promoted Craig Erwich to president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded […]

Disney shake-up as Peter Rice ousted, Dana Walden upped to DGE chairman

Disney has named entertainment chairman Dana Walden as chairman of Disney General Entertainment Content with immediate effect, following the exit of incumbent Peter Rice. Rice was reportedly ousted from the role earlier this week in a sudden and unexpected shake-up by CEO Bob Chapek, who took over from long-serving Disney head Bob Iger last year. […]

Disney taps WME, G-Unit & Made Up Stories execs for Onyx Collective scripted push

Disney has appointed three new scripted series execs to its Onyx Collective brand, which curates a content slate for creators of colour and underrepresented voices. Ashley Holland has been hired as SVP of scripted series, while producers Anil Kurian and Janice Park will both serve as VPs of scripted series. All three will report to […]

Disney launches Hulu-based content brand for creators of colour

Disney General Entertainment (DGE) has unveiled Onyx Collective, a new content brand on streaming service Hulu for creators of colour and underrepresented voices, including Oprah Winfrey and Ryan Coogler, to be helmed by Freeform president Tara Duncan. Duncan, who has been spearheading this effort since it was first announced last year, will continue in her […]