FX chief John Landgraf and ABC programming head Simran Sethi will expand their duties under an executive shuffle at Disney's TV operations, one of the first big moves under Dana Walden, who was assigned responsibility for the company's TV networks after Bob Iger returned as Disney's CEO.Landgraf will take oversight of National Geographic as well as Onyx Collective, the production unit devoted to projects from communities of color and underrepresented groups. Sethi, meanwhile, will oversee programming and development for both...
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Chairman, Disney General Entertainment Content
Promoted in June, Walden now oversees original entertainment and news programming for all Disney streaming, linear, cable and TV studio arms, amounting to over 4,500 hours of content per year. Long known as a visionary with great relationships in the creative community, her projects garnered 117 Emmy nominations in 2022, including seven for breakout ABC sitcom “Abbott Elementary” and 58 for Hulu alone, highlighted by the Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez comedy “Only Murders in the Building” and opiate-epidemic drama “Dopesick,” which received 17 and 14 noms, respectively. Hulu also won a best documentary feature Oscar for Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s “Summer of Soul,” the debut project from Onyx Collective, a division Walden launched in 2021 dedicated to content by creators of color.