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Dramatic turn for Stanley

Agent to programmer at ABC

ABC has hired Cheryl Stanley as VP for current drama programs.

Stanley took an unusual route to land the network gig: She joins ABC from the tenpercentery Kaplan-Stahler-Gumer-Braun, where she served as an agent.

Stanley has also spent time as a manager and a producer, even winning an Emmy as an exec producer on the docu series “American High.”

She’ll report to Kim Rozenfeld, senior VP of current drama programming at ABC Entertainment, who said Stanley was hired because of her “impeccable taste and vast experience.”

In the new job, she’ll oversee the likes of drama series like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Lost.”

At Kaplan-Stahler-Gumer-Braun, Stanley repped a variety of clients, including exec producers, directors and staff writers.

Before that, she was a manager and producer with Management 360, working on pilot scripts for several Touchstone TV projects.

Stanley also headed up the literary management department at Talent Entertainment Group, where she won the Emmy.

The exec’s other stints include VP at Tidewater Entertainment (“Excellent Cadavers”), advertising and marketing manager at Miramax and a feature development post at 20th Century Fox. She began her career at Fifth Avenue Films.

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