Latest wave of Disney layoffs hits ABC and Freeform

ABC and Freeform execs are among the casualties of Disney’s second round of lay-offs taking place this week, as the media giant seeks to cut 7,000 jobs. Julia Jarmon, young-adult focused channel Freeform’s SVP of development, is exiting, with the network’s development and current now being consolidated under Jamila Hunter, EVP of original programming & […]

Ex-Netflix exec Duncan in as president at Disney’s Freeform

Disney’s young adult cablenet Freeform has appointed former Netflix exec Tara Duncan as its president. Duncan takes up the role on June 8 and will lead on content strategy, original programming and production, as well as overseeing brand development, scheduling and finance. She reports into Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment chairman Dana Walden. Duncan […]