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Disney names new VPs of original series & movies

The Mouse House has upped Jonas Agin (pictured) to VP of original series for Disney Channel and Disney XD, while Lauren Kisilevsky is now VP of original movies for Disney Channel.
March 15, 2016

On the heels of its upfront announcements, the Mouse House has upped Jonas Agin (pictured) to VP of original series for Disney Channel and Disney XD, while Lauren Kisilevsky has been named VP of original movies for Disney Channel.

Reporting to Adam Bonnett, Disney Channels Worldwide’s EVP of original programming, Agin will oversee creative development of live-action series for Disney Channel and Disney XD.

Previously, Agin was executive director of original series for Disney XD, where he developed upcoming shows Walk the Prank and MECH-X4, as well as worked on popular current series like Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything and Kirby Buckets.

Prior to joining Disney, he oversaw development and programming at the Tom Lynch Company.

As for Kisilevsky, she will report to Naketha Mattocks, VP of original movies for Disney Channels Worldwide, and will continue to oversee creative development for a number of Disney Channel’s upcoming movies, including the recently announced High School Musical 4.

Kisilevsky has been working on the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise since 2010. Her responsibilities include script development, creating new projects, collaborating with writers and directors, and overseeing storytelling throughout production. She was most recently executive director of original movies for Disney Channel, overseeing recent flicks Teen Beach 2, Zapped and STEM-focused How to Build a Better Boy.

Before Disney, she served as VP of production and acquisitions for Overture Films (Paper Heart, Nothing Like the Holidays).

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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