Roku Channel scripted sequence head Colin Davis has jumped to Sony Pictures Television Studios because the studio’s new exec VP of comedy growth, 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 degree.
Davis will report back to Sony Footage TV Studios co-president Jason Clodfelter and oversee comedy growth for all platforms. Davis’ group will embody comedy growth senior VP, animation VP Frank Ochoa and comedy growth 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 transient short-form subscription service. Earlier than Quibi, he dealt with comedy growth at Turner, engaged on exhibits akin to “Search Social gathering.” 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 as we speak’s panorama,” mentioned Clodfelter in an announcement. His huge relationships are plain, and we’re lucky to have Colin on the helm of our comedy growth group.”
Sony Footage TV comedies embody 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 Social gathering: Foodtopia” (Amazon Prime Video), “Twisted Steel” (Peacock), “The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh” (Amazon Freevee) and “Hoagie Bros.” (Fox).
As for Roku, as Tannenbaum fills Davis’ position (a minimum of for now), Lydia Antonini continues to supervise drama and Morgan Pichinson continues to supervise comedy for Roku Originals.