Marc Buhaj, a 14-year veteran of Disney, has been named VP of unscripted series and specials for Disney Branded Television.
Buhaj will now oversee a nonfiction portfolio spanning documentaries and docuseries, unscripted formats, variety and specials for Disney+ and unscripted series and specials for Disney Channels.
He reports to Ayo Davis, executive VP of creative development and strategy for Disney Branded Television.
Buhaj most recently was senior VP of programming and general manager of Disney XD, and he previously led international original series and co-productions for Disney Television Animation. He also served as VP of original programming for Disney Channels, Europe, Middle East and Africa, overseeing Disney’s London-based production hub.
Buhaj commented, “I’m excited by the opportunity to work with this talented team to realize the full potential of unscripted storytelling for Disney+ and Disney Channels. The development slate is deep, and we will continue to actively innovate and evolve the genre. Disney+ is the home of the most ambitious unscripted content with family, community and optimism at its core. We look forward to partnering with incredible storytellers around the world to inspire and delight new viewers, as well as fans of our premium brands.”
Davis said, “Marc will align our great strengths to support our great opportunities—he is an intuitive leader and strategic thinker with a deep appreciation for creative storytelling, and he now gains a highly effective team with complementary strengths. His knowledge of the most effective ways to reflect and extend our core brands makes him ideally suited to propel their work and meet the needs of our viewers who want quality, innovative and appealing programs wherever they are watching our content.”