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20th Century Fox Television Strengthens Creative Team


20th Century Fox Television has promoted three executives in its creative ranks, with Mariel Brooke moving up to serve as the VP of current programming.

Additionally, Chetan Dave is taking up the post of VP of comedy development, while Jenna Dim was elevated to VP of drama development. Brooke reports to the senior VP of current programming, Carolyn Cassidy. Dave reports to the senior VP of comedy development, Cheryl Dolins, while Dim reports to the senior VP of drama development, Chloe Dan.

Brooke formerly served as the director of current programming, overseeing high-profile comedy and drama series, including The Gifted, The Last Man on Earth, the upcoming The Cool Kids, Modern Family, Fresh Off the Boat and the upcoming Single Parents. Dave most recently served as the director of comedy development, recently distinguishing himself as one of the key creative executives in the development of Speechless. Dim, meanwhile, joined 20th TV in August 2009 as assistant to Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. She most recently served as the director of drama development.

“Mariel is a smart, passionate executive who has become a star in the current department,” commented Jonathan Davis, the company’s president of creative affairs. “Her fierce enthusiasm for our series and creators is boundless.”

He continued, “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.

“Jenna is an excellent executive who is fantastic at tracking down material that 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.”

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