Tal Yguado will hunt for talent and develop new shows for the paid TV unit
Fox's paid television unit promoted Sharon Tal Yguado to executive vice president of scripted programming and original development, the News Corporation division announced Tuesday.
Tal Yguado scouts for talent in Los Angeles, where she is based, and develops and produces hour-long scripted dramas for broadcast to Fox International's 250 channels worldwide.
She and her team were responsible for the original script and international rights for the series "The Walking Dead."
Tal Yguado previously served as a senior vice president of scripted programming, where she oversaw the expansion of the channel's scripted content, acquiring both local and global talent.
The nine-year company veteran is currently leading development on a number of scripted TV projects, Fox said in a statement.
“Sharon has been instrumental in defining FIC’s global programming strategy and securing strong content for all our channels," Hernan Lopez, president and CEO of Fox International, said in a statement. “As FIC pushes into original development, I am confident that her expert eye and keen sense for breakthrough drama will yield some very exciting projects in the near future,”
Before moving to L.A., Tal Yguado headed the programming launch plans of more than 20 entertainment channels across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. She also led the channel's new media production arms, FOXBytes, producing more than 200 hours of digital content.
She previously worked as a producer.
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