Netflix Inc. has tapped former ABC enjoyment President Channing Dungey as a vp of long-established content material, the newest facts of the growing rivalry between the streaming-video gigantic and ABC-mum or dad Walt Disney Co.
ABC observed ultimate month that Dungey changed into stepping down from her publish as Disney DIS, -1.41% appears to finalize its acquisition of the majority of twenty first Century Fox Inc.'s FOX, -0.06% entertainment operations. That deal, which is anticipated to shut early next 12 months, will effect in new administration at ABC and the relaxation of Disney's television operations.
Dungey, who begins in February, follows different favourite americans from ABC's good who have moved to Netflix NFLX, -1.fifty one% . She may be reunited there with "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes and "black-ish" creator Kenya Barris, both of whom have signed deals to make content for Netflix. past this 12 months, Netflix employed Tendo Nagenda, a top Disney film government for a senior position in its film unit.
Netflix created a brand new place to land Dungey. she will document to Cindy Holland, Netflix's vice president of long-established content. Netflix pointed out Dungey will work closely with Rhimes and Barris as well as with other right Netflix ability.
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