Julia Franz and Daniel Weidenfeld are both bagging executive roles at Fox Entertainment. Julia will settle in as Senior VP Comedy while Daniel Weidenfeld occupies the Senior VP for Animation. The new executives will report to Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn.
“Both Julia and Daniel are fantastic executives with tremendous relationships through the creative community. As Fox Entertainment doubles down on our commitment both to live-action and animated comedy, these two executives will play key roles in these initiatives,” Michael said.
Julia takes over from Suzanna Makkos, who resigned her executive position in April this year for HBO Max. At Fox, Julia, who moved from Spectrum Originals will now oversee all comedy development and production. Her previous job at Spectrum gained much advantage from her side as she helped launch the platform’s first original series ‘L.A.’s Finest’ and commissioned the ‘Mad About You’ revival, set for a November premiere.
Daniel on the other hand is credited with achievements from his decade held job as a producer and writer on ‘The Eric Andre Show’, ‘China’, ‘IL and Lazor Wulf’, and more series. He has also served as VP Content Development, TV and new media at Generate LLC. He will oversee all animated production and development both for the network and third parties.
In other news at Fox, the network is adding two animated series, ‘Bless the Harts’ and ‘Duncanvile’ to its long-running shows.