Former de Passe VP to oversee development

Laurie Parker has been named vice president in charge of development at the David Gerber Co., one of the production entities housed under the Fox Television Studios banner.

Parker, formerly VP of development at de Passe Entertainment, will oversee development of longform and series for Gerber’s company.

At de Passe, she was responsible for developing more than 36 hours of longform programming for broadcast and cable TV, including the NBC mini “The Temptations” and the Disney Channel’s “Zenon, the Girl of the 21st Century.”

Prior to that, Parker produced the feature “The Education of Little Tree” and she co-produced Showtime’s telefilm “Mr. and Mrs. Loving.” She also was a director of creative affairs at Showtime, and was a manager of longform development at New World Entertainment.

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