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Paramount TV Hires Jenna Santoianni and Cheryl Bosnak as Part of Executive Restructure

Disney-ABC’s Cheryl Bosnak to head up new Current department

Paramount TV has restructured its executive ranks under new president Nicole Clemens, adding Jenna Santoianni as executive vice president and head of development.

As part of the restructure, Paramount TV has created a new Current Department, which is focused on shepherding existing content and building ongoing relationships with its various partners. That will be led by Cheryl Bosnak, who comes over from Disney-ABC where she worked for 14 years. Her title will be executive vice president and head of current programming and will report to Clemens.

Clemens was named president of Paramount Television in September, following the sudden ousting of Amy Powell last summer.

“The creation of a Current Department in tandem with recent leadership changes across the studio will provide a crucial infrastructure that will allow for the continued growth and success of this division,” Clemens said. “Cheryl has a wealth of experience managing shows and distinguished relationships with talent, which make her the perfect person to launch our new Current Department.”

Santoianni comes to Paramount from Sonar Entertainment.

“Jenna brings to this role excellent relationships with creators and talent alike, whose trust and respect she has earned with her stellar taste and great work ethic,” added Clemens. “As we continue to ramp up our robust development efforts, Jenna is the ideal person to help lead the charge, and I couldn’t be happier to have her onboard.”

Additionally, Mark Mikutowicz will transition from his role as vice president of development for Paramount Television into a new role as vice president of current, reporting to Bosnak; and Cameron Johnson has been promoted to coordinator. Paramount Television also has promoted Erin Einstein to senior vice president of legal affairs.

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