Walt Disney Television Casting Chief Sharon Klein Bolsters VP-Level Execs

Former Netflix Exec Bryan Noon Joins Walt Disney Television As President, Entertainment

Former Netflix exec Bryan Noon has been appointed to the role after the departure of Craig Hunegs earlier this year. Hunegs joined Disney in 2019 but left six months after a major restructure changed his role. Noon, who spent eight years at Netflix, most recently as VP, original series, overseeing the streamer’s business affairs team, will report to Walt Disney Television Entertainment Chairman Dana Walden, who called him the “exact right executive” to lead the team.

Disney Bolsters Unscripted Division With Promotion Of ABC Exec Tiffany Faigus

Faigus, who was previously VP, alternative series and specials, becomes SVP, unscripted and alternative entertainment, ABC Entertainment and Walt Disney Television Unscripted. She will work across both the network and the Mouse House’s newly launched unscripted production division, which is overseen by Rob Mills.

Sharon Klein To Oversee Casting For Nearly Entire Disney TV Portfolio

The former Fox and 20th Television exec will now oversee casting for Disney’s entire television portfolio, adding animation, alternative, Hulu and Freeform to a purview that already included Disney TV Studios and FX.

Dana Walden Talks COVID, Embracing Failure, Promoting Diversity

The high-ranking Walt Disney Television chairman received a lifetime achievement award at the tail end of a 45-minute Fireside Chat that featured a wide-ranging discussion.

Rob Mills To Lead New Disney TV Unscripted Unit

Longtime unscripted TV exec Rob Mills has been upped to executive vice president of unscripted and alternative entertainment at Walt Disney Television, expanding his role to lead a newly formed alternative programming production unit, Walt Disney Television Alternative.

Layoffs Underway At Walt Disney TV Group

Walt Disney’s Television  Group is set to cut a significant swathe of roles following its major restructures over the past few weeks. The news comes days after Dana Walden, who is chairman of entertainment, Walt Disney Television, unveiled a sweeping restructure of the business that saw Hulu’s SVP Content Craig Erwich take oversight of the ABC network and ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke take on a new role as president of 20th Television.

Disney Reorganizes Content Businesss

Disney is the latest traditional media company to consolidate its content creation across streaming and linear as traditional media companies adjust to the streaming age. Dana Walden, chairman of entertainment, Walt Disney Television, today unveiled a major restructure of the television production and original content businesses under her purview that involve Craig Erwich, Karey Burke, Craig Hunegs, Bert Salke, Carolyn Cassidy and Jane Francis.

Disney TV’s CFO Ravi Ahuja Leaving

A year and a half after being named president of business operations and chief financial officer of Walt Disney Television, Ravi Ahuja is exiting the company “to seek a new adventure,” according to Disney General Entertainment Chairman Peter Rice.

Walt Disney Television Names 13 Writers For Writing Program

Walt Disney Television Gains Oversight Of Hulu’s Scripted Originals Content Team

Walt Disney TV Launches Diversity, Inclusion Iniatives