Lauren Levy Neustadter to serve as VP of current programming
Neustadter will oversee a range of Fox skeins, including second-year comedy “The Mindy Project” and soph drama “The Following.” She reports to James Oh, Fox’s senior veep of current programming.
Neustadter previously worked for 20th Century Fox on the film side as veep of production. Among the recent pics she helped guide were the Reese Witherspoon comedy “This Means War” and the Billy Crystal-Bette Midler starrer “Parental Guidance.”
The exec’s move to the network came about in part after she became friendly with Fox network execs Shana Waterman and Suzanna Makkos, among others, who introduced her to Oh.
Oh called Neustadter an “outstanding executive with razor-sharp instincts who possesses a deep understanding of the creative process and talent needs.”
Before joining 20th Century Fox, Neustadter worked in production and development for Adam Shankman’s Offspring Entertainment and Miramax Films.