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Disney Branded TV (DBT) has upped 4 executives to steer its Original Movies team because the division ramps up its slate of children and household movies.

Amee Dolleman and Charles Pugliese (pictured higher left and backside left) are actually VPs of authentic movies, with Mahita Penke and Jennifer Dubin (pictured higher proper and backside proper) each shifting up into govt director of authentic movies positions.

The 4 execs will take up expanded obligations to assist oversee as much as a dozen tasks which can be a part of a rising slate of productions for Disney+ and Disney Channel, starting from guide variations to sequels designed to increase established IPs.

Dolleman, Pugliese and Dubin will all report back to authentic movies SVP Lauren Kisilevsky, with Penke to be managed by the newly minted VPs.

Dolleman (Sneakerella) and Pugliese (Under Wraps) joined Disney as govt administrators in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Dollemon beforehand served as director of manufacturing at LA’s Fox 2000 Pictures (27 Dresses), whereas Pugliese began his profession in New York at Killer Films (Carol) and has produced a number of indie titles.

Dolleman is at the moment overseeing upcoming teen rom-com Prom Pact for Disney+, and Pugliese is supporting tasks equivalent to guide adaptation Out of My Mind, which was greenlit for Disney+ in May.

Penke (Spin) and Dubin (Sneakerella) joined the DBT team as administrators in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Prior to that, Penke headed up artistic growth for LA’s Skybound Entertainment (The Walking Dead), whereas Dubin ran her personal LA-based studio, Present Pictures (Future Weather).

Up subsequent, Dubin will assist steer vacation film The Naughty Nine to launch on Disney+ and Disney Channel, and Penke is hooked up to The Pocketwatch, the most recent film within the Descendants franchise that was greenlit in May.

The authentic movies division was established in 1997. Disney Channel Original Movies (or DCOMs) are ranked as a number of the most-viewed cable TV packages with tweens. Songs featured in DCOM titles stemming from fashionable franchises equivalent to High School Musical and Descendents account for greater than 50 million items in soundtrack and music gross sales, in response to Disney.

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