20thTV Consolidates Live-Action & Animated Comedy Departments Under Jonathan Davis

The star of 20th Century Fox TV’s Jonathan Davis continues to rise. After being elevated from SVP to EVP Comedy Development last summer, Davis is now adding oversight of 20th TV’s animation department. All 20th TV comedy development — live-action and animated — will now be consolidated under Davis, whose new title will be EVP Comedy Development and Animation. He continues to report to studio chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman. Meanwhile, 20th TV’s animated comedy development head, SVP Animation Jennifer Howell, and her team will now report to Davis. “Jonnie is a tremendously skilled executive, and we wanted to utilize his talents to enhance our animation efforts in addition to our comedy development,” Walden and Newman said in a joint statement. “As we look to the years ahead, nothing is more important to this studio than finding that next big animated hit. Jonnie’s enthusiasm and excitement for creating great television shows is contagious, and we have no doubt that he and Jennifer will make a formidable team when it comes to taking our animation business to the next level.” (more…)

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