Disney Television Studios

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 […]

Universal Studio Group hires Netflix & Disney alum to lead IP acquisition division

Universal Studio Group (USG) has appointed former Netflix and Disney exec Jordan Moblo as EVP of creative acquisitions and IP management. Moblo will lead the IP focused division with his team responsible for sourcing and acquiring content for Universal Television (UTV), UCP, Universal International Studios (UIS) and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS). He will report […]

Hulu revives US adult animation hit ‘Futurama’

Disney-owned US streamer Hulu has revived animated sci-fi comedy Futurama, with an order for a new 20-part season to debut next year. This marks the third return from cancellation for the series, which hails from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and David X. Cohen and is produced 20th Television Animation, a part of Disney Television […]

Disney launches adult animation unit, headed by veteran exec Marci Proietto

US-based Disney Television Studios has launched a new a new production unit devoted to adult animation, with Marci Proietto promoted to head it up. Proietto has been named EVP of the new 20th Television Animation, and will be responsible for developing, growing and maintaining the company’s library of animated productions. The unit already has 11 […]

Disney shutters Touchstone as TV operations restructured for streaming focus

Disney has unveiled a major consolidation of its television operations, including the closure of its Touchstone label, as it increases focus on its streaming services Disney+ and Hulu. Dana Walden, chairman of entertainment at Walt Disney Television, has announced that Disney Television Studios will reduce to two teams, falling under the banners of ABC Signature […]

Disney TV studios drop Fox name in major rebrand

Disney Television Studios has launched a major rebranding of its three studios, with ABC Studios and its subsidiary ABC Signature merging into one studio titled ABC Signature. Fox 21 Television Studios will become Touchstone Television, while 20th Century Fox Television becomes 20th Television. The rebrand, which was overseen by Disney Television Studios president Craig Hunegs, comes […]

Disney replaces ABC Studios boss Patrick Moran with Jonnie Davis

Disney has replaced the president of its ABC Studios operation and revamped the senior team at 20th Century Television as part of the latest raft of changes following its acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets earlier this year. ABC Studios president Patrick Moran and the division’s exec VP of business operations Howard Davine are both […]

Disney hires ex-Warner exec to lead restructured TV unit

Disney Television Studios has hired former Warner Bros. exec Craig Hunegs to lead the business once the acquisition of 21st Century Fox closes. As president Hunegs will be in charge of all areas of the studio’s operations, including ABC Studios, ABC Signature, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios. He will report to […]