In her newly expanded role, Boykewich is responsible for overseeing all casting and talent deal negotiations for the studio and network’s original programming including movies, pilots, live action series, animation, alternative and reality programming. She reports to Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform, who made today’s announcement.
“Elizabeth has an eye for talent, a head for negotiations and a heart for teamwork,” said Burke. “If an actor has ‘it,’ Elizabeth knows first and has the ability to close deals and make them feel like a part of our family.”
Series under Boykewich’s oversight include hits Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, Switched at Birth Shadowhunters, Stitchers, Baby Daddy, Young & Hungry and Monica the Medium. She also oversaw the casting for Freeform’s new summer series Guilt and Dead of Summer.
Having joined then ABC Family in 2005 to lead the department, she was also integral in the series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Bunheads, Melissa & Joey, Greek and 10 Things I Hate About You.
Earlier in her career, Boykewich worked on features including Fifty First Dates, Anger Management, X-Men, X2, Big Daddy, Deeds, The Animal, Fifty First Kisses, among others.