Promoting Schrier, Erwich, and Ryan are the first executive moves made by Walden since she took on her new role back in June.
Disney General Entertainment has promoted three senior executives in a management shuffle under the chairmanship of Dana Walden.
Eric Schrier has been promoted to the newly created role of president of Disney Television Studios and Business Operations for Disney General Entertainment.
Bryan Noon will be exiting his role as president of entertainment for Walt Disney Television, but will stay onboard through a transition period.
Craig Erwich has been promoted to President of ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. Shannon Ryan has been upped to President of Marketing, Disney General Entertainment.
All three will report to Dana Walden, who said in a statement: “I am incredibly fortunate to be working with some of the very best executives in our industry, and Craig, Shannon and Eric are exactly that – the best. These are proven leaders with both incredible creative sensibilities and strong business acumen. Additionally, they have long and impressive track records of supporting their teams and our amazing creative partners to do their very best work.”
In his new role, Schrier will have oversight of 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, and ABC Signature. Karey Burke, President of 20th Television and Jonnie Davis, President of ABC Signature, who previously reported to Walden, as well as Marci Proietto, EVP, 20th Television Animation, and Trisha Husson, EVP of Strategy & Finance, will now report to Schrier.
Erwich will continue to oversee ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals while adding Unscripted and Alterative Entertainment, and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals to his oversight. He is one of the most experienced creative leaders in streaming, having overseen the Hulu Originals brand since 2014.
Ryan will expand her in-house marketing agency to include Disney Branded Television and National Geographic Content. Since 2020, Ryan has led an internal agency responsible for the marketing and publicity of shows from ABC Entertainment, ABC News, Freeform, Hulu Originals, Onyx Collective and Disney Television Studios. With the move of the DBT and Nat Geo marketing and publicity teams to Ryan’s organization, Pam Levine will report directly to Ryan. The marketing for FX will stay with Stephanie Gibbons, president, Marketing, FX, who has successfully overseen the brand for the past 18 years.