Disney Branded Television Promotes Trio of Music Execs


At Disney Branded Television, three music executives—Mark Karafilis, Jay Stutler and Steven Vincent—have received promotions.

Vincent, Stutler and Karafilis have supervised the creative direction of tens of thousands of original songs for kids’ and family programming. They continue to play key roles in creating music for Disney-branded animated and live-action series and movies.

Stutler has been promoted from VP to senior VP of music for Disney Television Animation at Disney Branded Television. He continues to lead the original music creative direction for all animated series, movies and specials produced by and through Disney Television Animation for Disney+, Disney Channel and Disney Junior. He reports to Meredith Roberts, senior VP and general manager for Television Animation at Disney Branded Television.

Karafilis has been elevated from executive director to VP of music production for Disney Television Animation. He oversees all aspects of music production and also works on musical direction for TV Animation’s slate of series for Disney+, Disney Channel and Disney Junior, and he manages the delivery of Disney Television Animation’s musical assets for video releases, consumer products and Walt Disney Records soundtracks. He reports to Stutler.

Vincent moves up from VP to senior VP of music and soundtracks at Disney Branded Television and continues to oversee the music featured in live-action programming for kids, tweens and families on Disney Channel, as well as broader general audience and kids’ and family content for Disney+. He reports to Susette Hsiung, executive VP of network production management and operations at Disney Branded Television.

Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, said, “These well-earned promotions recognize the remarkably strong contributions of Steve, Jay and Mark, talented and dedicated team leaders who for decades have made the magic happen when it comes to advancing our storytelling through music. Every day, we see the cultural resonance of their work all around us.”