You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Patrick Moran Takes Reins of ABC Studios in Shakeup

Barry Jossen segues to production pact; Dungey, Falvey upped to exec VP

ABC Entertainment Group prexy Paul Lee is shaking up the leadership of ABC Studios, promoting Patrick Moran to exec VP with oversight of all creative and production operations.

Barry Jossen, previously exec veep and head of operations, will segue to a production pact with the studio.

Two other creative execs were given expanded responsibilities and exec VP titles in the overhaul. Channing Dungey, previously senior veep of drama development, will add movies and miniseries to her purview. Samie Falvey, formerly senior VP of comedy development, will also take on international scripted development.

“Samie, Patrick and Channing are talented, risk-taking storytellers, as well as trusted executives, with strong relationships throughout the creative community,” Lee said. “Their innate understanding of how to nurture franchises while developing new hits will provide the foundation for our continued success. Additionally, these moves further empower our creative leadership and ensure the vibrancy of the network and studio in the future.”

It’s no secret within ABC Studios that there had been some awkwardness between Moran and Jossen in the bifurcated management structure that had Jossen overseeing production and general operations while Moran had oversight of most creative activities. Both reported to Lee.

Jossen said he had been thinking about his next move for some time and recently decided it was “best to get out of the day-to-day operational work of overseeing ABC Studios” and return to producing. He joined ABC Studios (then Touchstone TV) in 1998 after heading TV production at DreamWorks, as well as stints as a TV exec at Lucasfilm and Telepictures. He has a long list of feature credits as a producer and won an Oscar for the 1996 short film “Dear Diary.”

Moran joined ABC Studios in 2010 as head of drama development. He previously worked as a development exec at 20th Century Fox TV and UPN.

More TV

  • Disney-ABC TV Chief on Weinstein's Victims,

    Disney-ABC TV Chief Ben Sherwood on Weinstein's Victims, Shonda Rhimes' Exit

    ABC Entertainment Group prexy Paul Lee is shaking up the leadership of ABC Studios, promoting Patrick Moran to exec VP with oversight of all creative and production operations. Barry Jossen, previously exec veep and head of operations, will segue to a production pact with the studio. Two other creative execs were given expanded responsibilities and […]

  • Bill OReilly Roger Ailes Sexual Harrassment

    Bill O'Reilly, Roger Ailes Still Loom Over Fox's Business (Analysis)

    ABC Entertainment Group prexy Paul Lee is shaking up the leadership of ABC Studios, promoting Patrick Moran to exec VP with oversight of all creative and production operations. Barry Jossen, previously exec veep and head of operations, will segue to a production pact with the studio. Two other creative execs were given expanded responsibilities and […]

  • RuPaul

    RuPaul Reveals the Queens Competing in 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 3

    ABC Entertainment Group prexy Paul Lee is shaking up the leadership of ABC Studios, promoting Patrick Moran to exec VP with oversight of all creative and production operations. Barry Jossen, previously exec veep and head of operations, will segue to a production pact with the studio. Two other creative execs were given expanded responsibilities and […]

  • Donald Trump

    SAG-AFTRA Supports 'Unencumbered Press' After Trump's License Revocation Threat

    ABC Entertainment Group prexy Paul Lee is shaking up the leadership of ABC Studios, promoting Patrick Moran to exec VP with oversight of all creative and production operations. Barry Jossen, previously exec veep and head of operations, will segue to a production pact with the studio. Two other creative execs were given expanded responsibilities and […]

  • Brent Briscoe Dead: 'Twin Peaks' and

    Brent Briscoe, 'Twin Peaks' and 'Parks and Recreation' Actor, Dies at 56

    ABC Entertainment Group prexy Paul Lee is shaking up the leadership of ABC Studios, promoting Patrick Moran to exec VP with oversight of all creative and production operations. Barry Jossen, previously exec veep and head of operations, will segue to a production pact with the studio. Two other creative execs were given expanded responsibilities and […]

  • 'Magnum P.I.' Reboot in Development at

    'Magnum P.I.' Reboot in Development at CBS From Peter Lenkov With Production Commitment

    ABC Entertainment Group prexy Paul Lee is shaking up the leadership of ABC Studios, promoting Patrick Moran to exec VP with oversight of all creative and production operations. Barry Jossen, previously exec veep and head of operations, will segue to a production pact with the studio. Two other creative execs were given expanded responsibilities and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content