TV industry veteran Julia Franz is ready to progress toward becoming SVP and head of comedy for Fox Entertainment, while Daniel Weidenfeld is relied upon to be named SVP and head of animation at the communicate network, They have learned. Franz will manage all comedy generation and improvement for the network; Weidenfeld will shepherd all animated creation and advancement for ox Entertainment and outsider stages. Both will answer to Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn.
Fox has been without senior comedy officials since April, when the head of comedy , EVP Comedy Programming and Development Suzanna Makkos, left to join HBO Max as EVP Original Comedy and Animation, and Jonathan Gabay, SVP comedy improvement and programming, left to join Berlanti Productions as SVP Development. They hear out in the present executive progress is Roberto Alcantara, VP Comedy Programming and Development.
Fox Entertainment brass cast a wide net as its continued looking for another head of comedy. Then, the free network’s present increase in animation the choice to designate Fox’s initially committed senior executive concentrated altogether on animated series. Weidenfeld originates from one of the hotbeds for grown-up animation, Adult Swim.
“Both Julia and Daniel are fantastic executives with tremendous relationships throughout the creative community,” said Thorn. “As Fox Entertainment doubles down on our commitment both to live-action and animated comedy, these two executives will play key roles in these initiatives.”
Franz is coming to Fox from Charter, where she was Head of Development and Production for Spectrum Originals, directing the advancement and creation of unique series including the up and coming revival of the NBC comedy series Mad About Them.
Franz, a very much regarded executive, recently worked as an imaginative advisor for Platform One Media and STX Entertainment, where she additionally filled in as an official maker on State of Affairs. Franz went through 15 years at The Walt Disney Company, where she served in various roles including five years as EVP, administering both comedy and drama advancement and current programming for ABC Studios and forerunner Touchstone Television. While at Disney, a portion of the series she administered or created incorporated Gray’s Anatomy, Lost, Scrubs, Desperate Housewives and Criminal Minds.
She likewise went through two years under a general creating deal at Sony Pictures Television as an accomplice at Jamie Tarses’ FanFare.
For as far back as decade, Weidenfeld has filled in as an writer-producer on various arrangement including Adult Swim’s Lazor Wulf, China, IL and The Eric Andre Show; and Netflix’s Trigger Warning With Killer Mike. He recently did a stretch as VP Content Development at Generate.