20th Century Fox Television has promoted Jennifer Carreras to VP Comedy Development and Mandy Summers to VP Current Programming. Additionally, former Glamour editor Jen Weinberg has joined the studio as VP Talent Relations and Events. Carreras reports to EVP Development Michael Thorn, Summers to EVP Current Programming Jeffrey Glaser, and Weinberg to SVP Corporate Communications and Publicity Chris Alexander.
Carreras, who joined 20th TV in July 2007 as assistant to Chairman and CEO Dana Walden, most recently had been Director of Comedy Development, shepherding the development of this season’s high-concept new series Enlisted for Fox broadcast network. She oversees a roster of producers, writers and directors for the studio including Mike Royce and The Walcott Co. (Jake Johnson and Max Winkler). She has been working on a broad slate of development this season, including projects from Neil Goldman and Garret Donovan with Kevin Hart, Phil Rosenthal, Joe Port and Joe Wiseman with Mike White, Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux with Jenny Bicks and Jay Baruchel.
Summers began at the studio in 2003 as an assistant to Chairman and CEOs Walden and Gary Newman. Summers formerly was Executive Director of Current Programming, overseeing many high-profile drama and comedy series, including ABC’s Modern Family, CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, and Fox’s Bones and upcoming Backstrom. She works closely with producers Hart Hanson, Steve Levitan, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, Nahnatchka Khan and directors Ian Toynton and Pam Fryman.
Weinberg joins the studio after serving for four years as Glamour’s West Coast Editor, where she acted as the magazine’s brand ambassador, curating editorial content and building relationships with key players in the entertainment, music and fashion communities. Before that she served as Glamour’s Director of Public Relations, spearheading its publicity and promotion strategies. She also handled marketing and PR and events for New York retailer Henri Bendel.
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