Veteran exec Craig Kurland has been named EVP Business Affairs, Fox Broadcasting Company, moving from Twentieth Century Fox Television where he served as SVP Business Affairs. In his new position, effective immediately, Kurland is responsible for overseeing legal and business affairs for the network. Kurland is based in Los Angeles and reports directly to Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, who announced his appointment today. He takes over the position previously held by Ira Kurgan.
Kurland had served as SVP Business Affairs, Twentieth Century Fox Television, since 2013. There, he was responsible for negotiating key business terms for all forms of development and production, program license, talent deals, rights and format deals and writer/producer agreements on all pilots and series produced by the company. Before that, he was with NBC Universal Television, most recently as SVP Broadcast Network and Studio Business Affairs, where he oversaw all negotiations involving development and production agreements for NBCU’s series, mini-series and movies-for-television, as well as license agreements. Earlier in his career, Kurland was an Associate with Troop Steuber Pasich Reddick & Tobey in Los Angeles, Dewey Ballantine LLP, and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.