Sony Photos Tv Studios Hires Colin Davis as Comedy Head

Roku Channel scripted sequence head Colin Davis has jumped to Sony Photos Tv Studios because the studio’s new exec VP of comedy improvement, Selection has confirmed. As a part of the exec shuffle, again at Roku, Brian Tannenbaum has changed Davis as head of scripted on an interim stage.

Davis will report back to Sony Photos TV Studios co-president Jason Clodfelter and oversee comedy improvement for all platforms. Davis’ group will embrace comedy improvement senior VP, animation VP Frank Ochoa and comedy improvement supervisor Jackie Wertheimer. He begins on Could 1.

At Roku, Davis oversaw the launch of sequence together with the “Reno 911” reboot and Kevin Hart’s “Die Harter,” in addition to the greenlight and launch of the characteristic “Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story.” Davis joined Roku as a part of its acquisition of Quibi content material; he had beforehand led scripted at that very temporary short-form subscription service. Earlier than Quibi, he dealt with comedy improvement at Turner, engaged on reveals similar to “Search Get together.” His interim substitute, Tannenbaum, additionally joined Roku from Quibi..

“His ardour and understanding of tv are infectious, and he embodies an entrepreneurial spirit that’s important in at the moment’s panorama,” stated Clodfelter in an announcement. His huge relationships are simple, and we’re lucky to have Colin on the helm of our comedy improvement group.” 

Davis fills the spot that had beforehand been held by former comedy improvement exec VP Glenn Adilman, who left final fall as a part of organizational modifications made by new Sony Photos TV Studios president Katherine Pope.

Sony Photos TV comedies embrace Apple TV+’s “The Afterparty,” Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” and ABC’s ending “The Goldbergs.” It’s additionally behind upcoming sequence “Platonic” (Apple TV+), “Sausage Get together: Foodtopia” (Amazon Prime Video), “Twisted Metallic” (Peacock), “The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh” (Amazon Freevee) and “Hoagie Bros.” (Fox).

Again at Roku, as Tannenbaum fills Davis’ position (at the least for now), head of artistic affairs Lydia Antonini continues to supervise drama and Morgan Pichinson continues to supervise comedy for Roku Originals.

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