New director of comedy dev. to work with new scribes

Twentieth Century Fox Television has upped Lisa Harrison to director of comedy development, in a move designed to broaden the studio’s roster of writers working outside the TV mainstream.

Harrison will focus on developing projects with playwrights, filmmakers, animators and other comedic talent not previously established in TV.

“We’re in the business of finding new voices and fostering new ideas, and will look to Lisa to guide our search for the best comedic talent thriving outside the boundaries of television,” said Twentieth Century Fox TV prexy Sandy Grushow.

Harrison has served as a talent development and relations exec for 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment’s feature and TV divisions since 1997.

Prior to that, Harrison served as director of development for Wes Craven Films, discovering Kevin Williamson’s horror script “Scream.”

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