FOX Entertainment Restructures Under Three Pillars


A new structure at FOX Entertainment sees the promotions of Fernando Szew and Michael Thorn.

The new structure will consist of three primary business segments: FOX Entertainment Studios, the FOX Television Network and FOX Entertainment Global.

Szew has been named head of FOX Entertainment Studios, and Thorn is president of the FOX Television Network. Both report to FOX Entertainment CEO Rob Wade.

Wade commented, “Under this new structure, every division of FOX Entertainment is now poised for growth and creative excellence as we super-serve our audiences everywhere. Now, the work begins.”

Szew, founding partner and CEO of MarVista Entertainment and FOX Entertainment Global, now leads FOX Entertainment Studios. The banner consolidates all of its studio business engines globally, including the animation studio Bento Box Entertainment, behind FOX’s animated series Krapopolis, Grimsburg and Bob’s Burgers, as well as series for numerous third-party platforms; FOX Alternative Entertainment (FAE), home to The Masked Singer; FOX scripted studios, creator of FOX’s first owned live-action comedy Animal Control; MarVista Entertainment, a producer of made-for-platform movies; Studio Ramsay Global, launched in partnership with Gordon Ramsay; and Harvey Levin’s entertainment studio TMZ.

Thorn most recently was president of scripted programming for FOX Entertainment. He will now manage the network’s scripted, unscripted and casting teams led by Brooke Bowman, executive VP of drama programming and development; Cheryl Dolins, senior VP of comedy and animation programming and development; Yasmin Rawji, executive VP of unscripted; and Brittainy Roberts, senior VP of casting, respectively. He will also continue his long-standing involvement in FOX’s animated properties, remaining a member of the Bento Box Entertainment Steering Committee.

Allison Wallach expands her remit over the company’s growing portfolio of FOX-owned content, joining Szew’s team as head of global unscripted programming for FOX Entertainment Studios and leading all creative and production for the division’s full scope of unscripted entertainment. This includes several new global formats owned and produced by FAE, such as Beat My Mini-Mes (TF1/France), Marriage Market (ProSieben/Germany); and Celebrity Masterpiece (Workpoint/Thailand).

FOX Entertainment’s worldwide content sales unit, FOX Entertainment Global (FEG), will be led on an interim basis by Tony Vassiliadis, executive VP of FEG, reporting to Wade. Vassiliadis will continue to run FEG until a new leader is named, at which point he will transition into a new senior role at FOX Entertainment.