20th Century Fox TV on Tuesday announced a trio of VP promotions among its creative ranks.
Mariel Brooke has been named VP of current programming, Chetan Dave is upped to VP of comedy development, while Jenna Dim has been elevated to VP of drama development. All three had previously held the title of director for their respective departments.
Brooke will report to Carolyn Cassidy, senior VP of current programming; Dave will report to Cheryl Dolins, senior VP of comedy development; and Dim reports to Chloe Dan, senior VP of drama development.
Brooke works closely with producer talent that includes Nahnatchka Khan, Matt Nix, Liz Meriwether and Charlie Day.
Dave was one of the key creatives who helped develop “Speechless,” which is headed into its third season on ABC, and more recently “Rel” which premieres this season on Fox. He oversees a roster of creative talent that includes Jerrod Carmichael, Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger, Rob Rosell, Jake Kasdan and his partner Melvin Mar, and Jason Winer.
Dim shepherded the development of “The Passage,” which will debut on Fox at midseason, as well as last season’s X-Men series, “The Gifted” and medical drama “The Resident.”
“Mariel is a smart, passionate executive who has become a star in the current department,” commented Jonathan Davis, president of creative affairs. “Her fierce enthusiasm for our series and creators is boundless.”
Continued Davis, “Chet is the rare executive whose creative instincts are as strong as his entrepreneurial spirit. He is a tireless Brit with great taste and rich relationships with writers, talent, agents and executives.”
On Dim, Davis added: “Jenna is an excellent executive who is fantastic at tracking down material which inspires our writers. And she’s unrelenting in her dedication to helping them achieve their goals. All three of these talented executives have more than earned these promotions.”
The promotions come as the studio is set to be acquired by Disney in its $71.3 billion deal with Fox, which is expected to close early next year. Coming with the TV studio in the deal is the film studio, cable networks FX, FXX and NatGeo, international properties including Sky PLC and Star India as well as Fox’s 30 percent stake in the streaming service Hulu.