UPDATED with extra names and elements: Day 1 of Disney’s second wave of layoffs is impacting ABC and Freeform’s senior programming ranks, Disney Tv Studios advertising, which is being dissolved, and its music operations, that are being consolidated.
Revered growth govt Julie Jarmon, in her second stint at Freeform as SVP growth, is departing, with the community’s growth and present consolidated beneath Jamila Hunter, EVP of authentic programming and growth. (Additionally leaving within the layoffs is Freeform’s Alix Lee, director of growth and programming.)
Moreover, media veteran Sarah Tomassi Lindman, Freeform’s SVP Content material Planning & Technique, is leaving as scheduling for the Disney cable networks is being mixed.
Stacey Adams, ABC’s SVP, Present Programming, who has been main the community’s drama present group, is departing. Head of drama Brianna Bennett, who has been spearheading growth, will now additionally take over present. (ABC head of comedy Erin Wehrenberg already has been dealing with each growth and present).
Over the previous couple of many years, networks have gone a number of instances back-and-forth between having standalone present programming models and mixing them with growth.
In one of many largest cuts to date, the Disney TV Studios advertising operation is being dissolved, with the shops the person studios produce for, together with ABC and Hulu, dealing with advertising for the exhibits by themselves any further.
The highest executives affected by the transfer are 23-year twentieth Tv veteran Steven Melnick, SVP, Advertising; Sharon Merle-Lieberman, SVP, Advertising & Promotions twentieth Tv; and Sonia Borris, SVP Advertising ABC Signature and twentieth TV Animation. All three are departing, together with some members of their groups.
twentieth Tv and ABC Signature’s music departments are being consolidated beneath twentieth TV’s EVP and head of music Jeremy Summers. His counterpart, Daybreak Solér, SVP music for ABC Signature and a 16.5-year veteran of the studio, is leaving as a part of the layoffs.
“Bye bye ABC….. extra later,” she wrote on Fb.
Within the first spherical of layoffs, Community and Platform manufacturing for scripted tv throughout Disney Leisure was consolidated beneath ABC Signature’s Carol Turner, and the studio’s IP acquisition division was dissolved.
Additionally leaving in the present day are twentieth Tv’s SVP Present Programming Dana Sharpless and supervisor comedy growth Stephanie Rosenthal-Gruber in addition to ABC Signature’s VP drama growth Brenda Vogel, VP comedy Jenny Fritz, and managers of drama growth Gabrielle Gold and Max Henke, together with a number of coordinators.