FOX Broadcasting Reworks Its Programming Team
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is combining and reorganizing its development and programming functions, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment. Under the new structure, the following teams will report directly to Chief Operating Officer Joe Earley:
· Comedy Development & Programming: Suzanna Makkos has been elevated to Executive Vice President and will oversee the network's comedy development and series coverage. Lauren Levy Neustadter, who has been promoted to Senior Vice President, and Samata Narra, who has been promoted to Vice President, will serve as Makkos' senior lieutenants.
· Drama Development & Programming: Terence Carter has been elevated to Executive Vice President and will lead the network's drama development and programming initiatives. Carter's key lieutenants will include Charlie Andrews, who has been elevated to Senior Vice President, as well as Senior Vice President James Oh.
The network's Event Series team will continue to be led by Senior Vice President Shana C. Waterman.
"To be a network of the future, we not only need to contemporize the way we do business, but also build the best teams to support that business. Combining our development and programming functions allows us to provide more cohesive support to shows - from inception to finale - and forge even deeper, more collaborative relationships with the creative community," said Earley. "Suzanna and Terence are both gifted executives who - in true FOX spirit - aren't afraid to take big creative swings. I'm thrilled to have them leading these incredible teams and driving our programming efforts to the next level."
Terence Carter was previously Senior Vice President, Drama Development at FOX, where he oversaw the development of network hits, including Sleepy Hollow - the No. 2 new drama of the season with Adults 18-49 - and THE FOLLOWING, as well as J.J. Abrams' Almost Human and RAKE, starring Greg Kinnear. Carter joined FOX from NBC Entertainment/Universal Media Studios, where he served as Vice President, Drama Programming and developed the critically acclaimed "Parenthood" and "Southland," as well as "Mercy" and "Kings." Prior to NBC, Carter served as a head of Development at Tonic Films, specializing in genre films. While there, he supervised the development of "Borderland" and "Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever." He also served as a partner at TruEntertainment, and held positions at Artists Production Group and Artists Management Group. Carter graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in African-American studies and a focus in film and media.
Suzanna Makkos previously served as Senior Vice President, Comedy Development for FOX. In that role, she cultivated live-action and animated comedies, including the 2014 Golden Globe Award winner for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE; Golden Globe Award-nominated hit NEW GIRL; Seth MacFarlane's DADS; and critically acclaimed shows The Mindy Project and BOB'S BURGERS. Prior to her role in development, Makkos served as a current programming executive at the network, covering comedies such as FAMILY GUY, "Arrested Development," "The Bernie Mac Show" and "Malcolm in the Middle," as well as dramas "Prison Break" and "Boston Public." Before joining FOX, Makkos began her career in development and current programming at Walt Disney Television/Touchstone Television and Regency Television. She graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor's degree in American history.