FX Entertainment's Eric Schrier Appointed Head of Disney TV Studios

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FX Entertainment President Eric Schrier has been promoted to the newly created role of President of Business Operations for Disney Television Studios and Disney General Entertainment.

Along with the promotion, it was also announced that Brian Noone would be stepping down as President of Entertainment at Walt Disney Television, though he will remain on board during the transition period. Noon is coming to Disney from Netflix in November 2021.

Schrier’s promotion was one of three announced by Dana Walden, chairman of Disney General Entertainment Content. It was also announced that ABC Entertainment and Hulu President Craig Erwich has added Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals to his mandate. Additionally, Shannon Ryan has been named President of Marketing for Disney General Entertainment. All three report to Walden.

“We are very lucky to work with some of the best executives in this industry, and Craig, Shannon and Eric are just the best,” Walden said in a statement. Proven leaders with both strong business acumen and a long and impressive track record of supporting teams and our amazing creative partners to do their best work.”

In his new role, Schrier will direct 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, and ABC Signature. Carrie Burke, 20th President of Television; Marci Proietto, 20th Executive Vice President of Television Animation; Johnny Davis, ABC Signature President; and Trisha Husson, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Operations for Disney General Entertainment, all report directly to Schrier. becomes.

The move prompted Schrier to leave FX after working with the network for over 20 years, working closely with FX’s longtime boss John Landgraf. The position of President of FX Entertainment was created for Schrier in 2019, with him, Nick Glad, and Gina Varian all signing new contracts. Has worked on over 100 original series, including hits such as It’s Always Sunny, The Archer, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, and The Americans. ‘, ‘Atlanta’, ‘Fargo’ and recent entries like ‘Snowfall’ and ‘The Bear’.

Given Disney’s strong emphasis on streaming on linear channels and FX’s position as Hulu’s primary feeder following the 21st Century Fox-Disney merger, it ultimately made sense for Schrier to move away from FX. Already co-presidents of original programming at FX Entertainment, Grad and Varian will now report directly to Landgraf, reducing redundancy at the top of the FX platform.

Schrier, Erwich and Ryan’s promotions are the first executive moves since Walden took his new role in June following Peter Rice’s surprising ouster. She directs her ABC Entertainment, ABC News, Disney Branded Television, Disney Television Studios, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National her geographic content, Onyx her collective, and reports directly to Disney CEO Bob Her Chapek. doing.