In a bid to create a “further catalyst for real and sustained change,” ABC Entertainment has set forth a slate of new inclusion standards for all primetime series to “ensure multidimensional representation across the entire creative and production process.”
Jori Arancio is stepping down from her role as SVP Communications for ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios, ending a 21-year career at the Walt Disney Co. No replacement has been announced, but Naomi Bulochnikov-Paul, head of PR for ABC sibling Freeform, is expected to take on the role, which might be restructured.
The news was not a surprise to those who know Dungey, who had been wrestling with the decision on whether to stay at ABC or move on when her contract ended early next year, three years after she was named ABC Entertainment president in February 2016.
Channing Dungey is stepping down as president of ABC Entertainment after less than three years on the job. Dungey, who became the first African-American programming chief for a major broadcast network when she was named to the job in February 2016, will be replaced by Karey Burke, head of programming development at ABC sibling cable channel Freeform since 2014.
Richard Horrmann today was named VP, communications, ABC Entertainment. In this new role, Horrmann will oversee communication efforts for ABC Entertainment shows, series and specials, in addition to publicity campaigns around corporate, consumer and marketing initiatives. He will also continue to be responsible for the strategic development and execution of awards campaigns. Prior to this […]
In a major shake-up today, ABC Entertainment chief Paul Lee resigned from the Walt Disney Co.-owned broadcast television network, which quickly named Channing Dungey president, succeeding Lee in the role of head of programming. Dungey becomes the first black broadcast network president.
The group promotes John Saade, Vicki Dummer, Patrick Moran and Amy Hartwick.