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[08/01/18 - 08:00 AM]
Meredith Roberts Named Senior Vice President, Animation Strategy, for Disney Channels
She will be responsible for leading a unified vision for the animation content produced by Disney Television Animation and other studios for Disney Junior, Disney Channel, Disney XD and related platforms.

[via press release from Disney Channel]

MEREDITH ROBERTS NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ANIMATION STRATEGY, FOR DISNEY CHANNELS

Meredith Roberts, a well-regarded leader in animation for film and television, has been named to the newly created role of senior vice president, Animation Strategy, Disney Channels. She will be responsible for leading a unified vision for the animation content produced by Disney Television Animation and other studios for Disney Junior, Disney Channel, Disney XD and related platforms. Roberts will report to Nancy Kanter, executive vice president, Content and Creative Strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide, and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.

Eric Coleman, senior vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Television Animation, will continue to lead the day-to-day creative development and current at Disney TV Animation, reporting to Roberts. Lisa Salamone, senior vice president, Production, will continue to be responsible for all production across animation for Disney Channels, with a dual report to Roberts and Susette Hsiung, executive vice president, Network Production Management and Operations, Disney Channels. Also reporting to Roberts will be Emily Hart, vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channels and Alyssa Sapire, vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channels.

Kanter said, "Meredith's reputation in the animation business is second to none. She is not only admired for her strategic insights and a deep understanding and appreciation for the work involved in making world-class animated content, but also for her devotion to creating an inclusive and supportive culture wherever she works. As we look ahead to developing even more programming across multiple platforms, these are the skills we need most to attract and retain talent and to open the doors to new ideas that will entertain kids and families for years to come."

Roberts said, "In a dynamic and rapidly growing time for our business, I'm tremendously pleased to again join the talented TVA team, an industry leader and major creative force around the world."

Roberts has deep experience in the field of animation, from creative development to production. For the last 11 years, she was general manager, Disneytoon Studios, which successfully launched films including the popular "Planes" franchise and "Tinker Bell/Fairies" titles. From 2004-2007, she was senior vice president, Creative Affairs, Disney Television Animation, where she helped steer the Emmy(R) Award-winning hits "Phineas and Ferb" and "Kim Possible," "The Emperor's New School" and "Lilo & Stitch." From 2001-2004, she was head of development, Film and Television, Klasky-Csupo Entertainment.

A member of the Advisory Board for Women in Animation, Roberts holds a Bachelor of Science from SI Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University.





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[08/14/18 - 02:02 PM]
Video: Trailer & Key Art Debut - "Next Gen" Starring Constance Wu, Charlyne Yi, and John Krasinski
Netflix's animated film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a rebellious girl and a runaway combat robot, as they unite to stop a madman's plan for technological world domination.

[08/14/18 - 12:57 PM]
"Garage Squad" Helps Desperate Owners Transform Automotive Nightmares Into Delightful Dream Rides
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[08/14/18 - 11:26 AM]
Netflix Adds Two New Original Motor Series and Renews "Fastest Car" for Second Season
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[08/14/18 - 11:03 AM]
Backstreet Boys, Bazzi and Bryce Vine to Perform Live During the VMAs Red Carpet Pre-Show Monday, August 20th at 8PM ET/PT on MTV
Actor and host Terrence J., together with radio and TV personality Nessa, will host alongside Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio and Vinny Guadagnino.

[08/14/18 - 10:19 AM]
"Atypical" Season 2 Premieres September 7 on Netflix
"Atypical" is a coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence.

[08/14/18 - 10:00 AM]
Ethan Peck Joins "Star Trek: Discovery" as "Spock"
"Through 52 years of television and film, a parallel universe and a mirror universe, Mr. Spock remains the only member of the original bridge crew to span every era of Star Trek," said Alex Kurtzman.

[08/14/18 - 09:43 AM]
Nothing Stays Dead in This Town - "Castle Rock" Will Return for a Season 2
Hulu confirmed the news via social media this morning.

[08/14/18 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Amazon Prime Video Releases New Teaser Trailer for Highly-Anticipated Anthology Series, "The Romanoffs," From Nine-Time Emmy Winner Matthew Weiner
The highly anticipated original contemporary anthology series is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video Friday, October 12 with new episodes released weekly, on Fridays.

[08/14/18 - 09:02 AM]
Investigation Discovery's New Series "Twisted Sisters," Executive Produced by Khloe Kardashian, Premieres This Labor Day
Subsequent episodes will air each Monday at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[08/14/18 - 08:57 AM]
TLC Renews Summer Hit, "Dr. Pimple Popper"
The season finale airs this Wednesday, August 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/14/18 - 08:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
The Peacock's "American Ninja Warrior" wins the evening in both categories.

[08/14/18 - 07:15 AM]
Game Show Network Announces Season 2 of "America Says"
Hosted by John Michael Higgins, the series will return for a 95-episode second season.

[08/14/18 - 06:07 AM]
TV One Announces Production on New Original Holiday Film "Coins for Christmas" Starring Stephen Bishop, Essence Atkins, TC Carson, Kelly Price and Karlie Redd
The film tells the story of single mother, Madison Morris, who is struggling to make ends meet - just two weeks before Christmas.

[08/14/18 - 06:01 AM]
Award-Winning Actress, Rapper, Singer and Newark Native Queen Latifah Hosts 2018 "Black Girls Rock!(TM)" Awards on Sunday, August 26 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Created by executive producer, celebrity DJ, and women's empowerment advocate Beverly Bond, the Awards honors the groundbreaking and extraordinary achievements of Black women.

[08/13/18 - 12:30 PM]
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