or


[09/15/08 - 01:57 PM]
David Stone Named Vice President, Development, Buena Vista Productions
Stone will develop programming in all genres of non-scripted programming for primetime, cable and first-run syndication.

[via press release from ABC]

DAVID STONE NAMED VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT, BUENA VISTA PRODUCTIONS

David Stone has been named vice president, Development, Buena Vista Productions, it was announced today by Ann Lewis Roberts, senior vice president, Buena Vista Productions and senior vice president, Alternative Programming and Development, SOAPnet, to whom he will report.

In his role as vice president, Buena Vista Productions, Stone will develop programming in all genres of non-scripted programming � talk, game, reality and others -- for primetime, cable and first-run syndication, and will also focus on development for ABC-Disney internal partners, including SOAPnet. He will work within the international arena as well, managing among other projects BVP's first-look development deal with Swedish powerhouse Silverback, recently acquired by ITV.

"David has a strong track record for developing and creating successful reality programs for cable and broadcast," said Roberts. "I'm especially thrilled to add his varied creative background to our team as we expand the programming offerings at SOAPnet and continue to grow Buena Vista's domestic and international production slate."

Prior to joining Buena Vista Productions, Stone was most recently head of development for Rocket Science Laboratories, where he was in charge of development for Rocket Science's four major divisions -- Primetime U.S. Network, Cable, International and Internet. While at Rocket Science, he developed series including the popular Fox hit "Joe Millionaire," "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fianc�," "Trading Spouses," "Duel" for ABC, "Bullrun" for Spike, "Must Love Kids" for TLC and the upcoming "When Women Ruled the World" for Fox.

Stone served as producer for NBC Daytime Online, where he created cross-platform campaigns for "Days of our Lives" and "Passions." He also held several writing positions at Vh1, MTV, Lifetime, Sony and the USA Network. An honors graduate of Dartmouth College, he has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

The Daytime Division of the Disney-ABC Television Group was formed in May 2006, when Brian Frons was named president of the new Division, which oversees the creation, production and delivery of all product for ABC Daytime, SOAPnet and Buena Vista Productions.

Disney's Buena Vista Productions (BVP) is a television development, production and programming division within The Walt Disney Company. BVP develops and produces non-scripted original programming for syndication, cable and primetime outlets, both within and outside The Walt Disney Company, including Cha$e for SCI FI and Stringer s for truTV. The studio also has non-scripted projects in development for the company's SOAPnet channel and oversees the production of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira, and the acclaimed movie review show "At the Movies."





  [september 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BULLRUN (SPEED)
· DUEL (ABC)
· JOE MILLIONAIRE (FOX)
· MUST LOVE KIDS (TLC)
· MY BIG FAT OBNOXIOUS BOSS (FOX)
· TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY (FOX)
· WHEN WOMEN RULE THE WORLD (FOX)





[02/10/16 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Top Viewers, Demos
"NCIS" once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[02/10/16 - 07:56 AM]
HGTV Lands #1 Position in Cable W25-54 Prime Ratings for Three Consecutive Weeks
HGTV spins the numbers for the weeks of January 18, January 25 and February 1.

[02/10/16 - 07:43 AM]
"Unrivaled: Royce Gracie" Premieres Friday, February 12 at 11:00pm ET/PT on Spike
The half-hour show delves into the first family of MMA, The Gracies, and the incredible legacy they created.

[02/10/16 - 07:25 AM]
Nickelodeon's "The Halo Effect" Recognizes Florida Teen Jaylen Arnold for His Anti-Bullying Activism in "Jaylen's Challenge," Premiering Monday, Feb. 22, at 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The episode profiles Arnold, a 14-year-old from Lakeland, Fla., who decided to take a stance against bullying and build a friendlier world through his organization, Jaylen's Challenge Foundation.

[02/10/16 - 06:30 AM]
Families Around the World Will Come Together with "Beat Bugs," The Netflix Original Series for Kids Inspired by the Music of The Beatles
The series features original characters and a world created by Josh Wakely, who will direct, write and produce the series.

[02/10/16 - 06:04 AM]
Amazon Orders Original Kids Series "Thunderbirds Are Go"
The series is a reinvention of the 50-year-old classic "Thunderbirds," and features the world's most famous family of heroes, International Rescue, and Rosamund Pike as Lady Penelope.

[02/10/16 - 06:00 AM]
Grammy Live(R) to Bring Music Fans Multiplatform Coverage of Music's Biggest Night(R) on Monday, Feb. 15
Grammy Live is a unique experience that complements at-home viewing for Grammy Awards viewers.

[02/09/16 - 05:00 PM]
Video: Netflix Releases Official "Fuller House" Trailer
The Fuller House cast goes back home Friday, February 26 in all territories where Netflix is available.

[02/09/16 - 03:02 PM]
ABC Proudly Announces an All-New, All-Original Animated "Frozen" Special from Walt Disney Animation Studios
The currently untitled "Frozen" special will air Holidays 2017 (date tba) on the ABC Television Network.

[02/09/16 - 02:41 PM]
Animal Planet's "Puppy Bowl XII" Was #1 on Cable Among Adults 25-54 and Women 18-49 on Sunday
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, February 7.

[02/09/16 - 02:22 PM]
Historical Series "The White Princess" Produced by Company Pictures Takes Court at Starz
Adapted from Philippa Gregory's best-selling novel of the same name and part of The Cousins' War book series, "The White Princess" tells the story of England's War of the Roses from the perspective of the women.

[02/09/16 - 12:57 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Kitten Bowl III" Reaches 4.4 Million Unduplicated Viewers and Is #2 on Twitter for the Day
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, February 7.

[02/09/16 - 11:18 AM]
"Hallmark Hall of Fame" Moves to Hallmark Channel
As part of this agreement, Crown Media Productions, the in-house production unit of Crown Media, will develop and produce future Hallmark Hall of Fame movies.

[02/09/16 - 11:09 AM]
"Supergirl" Soars 20% in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, February 8.

[02/09/16 - 11:00 AM]
"The Late Show EP," Featuring Six Original Songs by Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Available Now for Purchase and Streaming
The album, which was recorded in January at Avatar Studios and The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, is now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play.