Fox Makes Development Exec Promotions

Terence Carter, Suzanna Makkos and Marcus Wiley upped to senior vice presidents. 

Fox Broadcasting Co. promoted three key development executives on Wednesday.

Suzanna Makkos and Marcus Wiley have both been promoted to SVP, comedy development, and will continue their joint oversight over all of the network’s comedy development initiatives in both live action and animation.

In addition, Terence Carter has been promoted to SVP, drama development, and will oversee all of Fox’s drama development efforts and staff. Carter, Makkos and Wiley will report directly to Kevin Reilly, president of entertainment for the network, as part of a new development structure aimed at eliminating layers.

Additionally, Fox is recruiting four new development staff members to support Carter, Makkos and Wiley to, Fox said, “create a more robust scripted development team and foster better collaboration with writers and producers.”

“Suzanna, Marcus and Terence have delivered for Fox and have delivered for me,” said Reilly. “I trust their creative judgment 100 percent. I have a fantastic working relationship with each of them, and I know they have the drive and curiosity to feed our network with the most innovative scripted ideas for years to come.”

During his tenure as VP, drama development at Fox, Terence Carter has developed dramas The Chicago Code and Lone Star as well as Human Target and the upcoming family adventure series, Terra Nova. In addition, Carter worked with Reilly on the first season of Glee.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

As co-heads of comedy development at Fox, Suzanna Makkos and Marcus Wiley have cultivated several live action and animated comedies for the network, including The Cleveland Show, from animation heavyweights Seth MacFarlane, Rich Appel and Mike Henry, and this season’s newcomers Raising Hope and Bob’s Burgers. In addition, they developed Allen Gregory, the new animated series from Jonah Hill, Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul that will air on Fox next season.


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