Fox Broadcasting has named Craig Kurland executive vice president, business affairs, the network announced Thursday. Kurland joins the broadcaster from sister studio 20th Century Fox Television.
Kurland, who is based in Los Angeles, will report directly to Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. He will oversee legal and business affairs for Fox Broadcasting.
Since 2013, Kurland served as senior vice president, business affairs for 20th Century Fox Television. In that role, Kurland’s duties included negotiating key business terms for all forms of development and production, program license, talent deals, rights, and format deals, as well as writer-producer agreements on all pilots and series produced by the company.
Prior to joining 20th Century Fox Television, Kurland served as senior vice president, broadcast network and studio business affairs for NBC Universal Television. There he oversaw all negotiations involving development and production agreements for NBCU’s series, mini-series and movies-for-television, as well as license agreements. He also managed the business affairs department. Kurland joined NBCU in 2001 as director, program and talent contracts. He went on to be promoted to director of business affairs in 2003, then vice president, business affairs, one year later.
He previously worked at Troop Steuber Pasich Reddick & Tobey; Dewey Ballantine LLP; and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy