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Granada taps Johnson VP

Creative affairs exec to o'see TV series development

Ann Johnson has been tapped VP of creative affairs at Granada USA Entertainment, replacing Dan Pasternack, who left last month to become senior veep of drama at Studios USA.

In her new post, Johnson will lead Granada’s TV series development and oversee the adaptation of British projects into shows suitable for American television. She will be based in Brentwood, reporting directly to Granada prexy Scott Siegler.

Most recently, Johnson was VP of Disney-affiliated Michael Jacobs Prods., supervising development on the WB’s “Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane.” She was also involved in the creation of Disney TV series “Dinosaurs,” “Boy Meets World,” “Almost Home” and “Maybe This Time.”

Previously, Johnson served as director of development at Randal Kleiser Prods. and as a development exec at Andrew McCarthy’s Blackbird Prods.

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