Entertainment One is expanding its leadership team, bringing on board Gabriel Marano as an executive vice president of scripted television, where he will oversee the development of all of the company’s Hasbro IP.
Concurrently, Jacqueline Sacerio, eOne’s current exec VP of scripted TV, will expand her responsibilities and shepherd the company’s first-look ad pod deals. Sacerio and Marano report to Pancho Mansfield, president of global scripted television.
“We’re delighted that Gabe is joining us as we expand our leadership team. With his impeccable taste, tremendous breadth of experience and great working relationships across the industry, he will be a wonderful asset, and I couldn’t be happier to work with him again,” said Mansfield.
Marano was most recently a senior VP of drama programming and development at Fox, supervising the development and production of new and returning scripted series for Fox, including all seasons of “9-1-1” and “9-1-1: Lone Star.” His other credits include “The Gifted,” “Lucifer,” and “Deputy.” Before joining Fox, Marano was senior VP of drama programming for A&E, overseeing scripted series. Prior to that, he spent nearly a decade with Fox TV Studios, ultimately becoming VP of scripted programming.
“I’m thrilled to return to my studio roots to help shape eOne’s impressive development slate, and especially excited to be working with the amazing Hasbro IP,” said Marano. “I have grown up with so many of these properties and can’t wait to bring them to life. I’m looking forward to working with Mike Lombardo, Pancho Mansfield and the tremendous creative talent across the company.”
He will work alongside Sacerio, who developed and oversaw Freeform’s “Cruel Summer” and developed “Yellowjackets” for Showtime. Her focus on the first-look and pod deals will span partnerships with Alexi Hawley, Constance Wu, Hypnotic/Doug Liman, James Patterson, Keke Palmer, Mark Gordon, Merman (Sharon Horgan) and Westward/Beau Willimon, among others.