Fox ups trio of TV execs to VP

Carlson, Sharp, Lemchen upped

In a string of promotions at Fox Television Studios, James B. Sharp has been upped to senior veep, physical production; Martin Carlson has been upped to VP, biz affairs; and Bob Lemchen has been promoted to senior veep of longform unit Fox TV Pictures.

After serving for two years as VP of physical production, Sharp, who is currently involved with production on UPN laffer “The Hughleys,” will continue to oversee the development and production of primetime and cable TV programming for Fox TV Studios and its affiliated production entities. He will also have production oversight over the studios’ alternative programming, which includes the FX cable series “Son of the Beach,” “The New Movie Show With Chris Gore” and “The X Show.”

Carlson, who previously served as director of biz and legal affairs, will continue to negotiate all forms of network television production agreements. He will also lend legal advice regarding all facets of television series and longform production for Regency Television, one of Fox TV Studios’ six indie production arms, which produces “Malcolm in the Middle” and NBC’s “Tucker.”

Lemchen will continue to oversee the production of longform projects for Fox TV Pictures and affiliated production entities. His production credits include FX made-for “Deliberate Intent” as well as the upcoming FX and BSkyB telepic “The Sight.”

Longform experience

In his previous role at Fox Television Pictures, Lemchen supervised the production of Fox’s longform products “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” and the Muhammad Ali biopic “Ali: An American Hero.”

Prior to joining Fox Television Studios, Carlson — also an attorney — acted as director of children’s entertainment for ABC. While at the Alphabet, Carlson developed and supervised the production of television programs for kids and teens, including animated, live-action, specials and interstitial programming.

Sharp, who joined Fox TV Studios after two years as a line producer at DreamWorks, also did a stint at Warner Bros. as a unit production manager on ABC laffer “The Monroes.”