Fox 21 TV Studios Names EVP of Business Operations


Bad Robot Productions’ Carlos W. Williams is joining Fox 21 Television Studios as executive VP of business operations.

In this newly created position, Williams will be tasked with helping to grow and advance the label’s business operations and deal-making strategies. He begins in late February. Williams joins Fox 21 from Bad Robot, where he has served as head of business affairs since summer 2019. He joined the company in summer 2018, initially overseeing the business operations of the TV division, but his role was expanded to include providing business oversight and strategic input across the company in the additional areas of film, games, music, live and digital.

At Fox 21, Williams will be reporting to Bert Salke, president of Fox 21 Television Studios. “With the goal of building Fox 21 into one of the most powerful suppliers of entertainment programming in town, I’m thrilled to announce that we’re bringing in Carlos who was instrumental in the success of both Bad Robot and Warner Horizon before that,” commented Salke. “He’s a fantastic executive whom I’ve long wanted in this organization and whose hire Craig Hunegs enthusiastically endorsed. I know he is going to be a spectacular leader of our business operations activities, and the perfect executive to help guide my strong senior team of Vibiana Molina, Jane Francis, Andy Bourne and Nissa Diederich in growing the label significantly in the years to come.”

“In my time spent at Bad Robot, on a daily basis, I’ve been inspired, motivated and amazed by the creativity and focus on storytelling. The generosity shown to me by Katie, JJ and Brian has been incredible and I will always be so appreciative of the enormous positive impact they have had on me not only as an executive, but also as a person,” said Williams. “I will miss them and the rest of the Bad Robot team deeply, but I’m excited and energized to join Bert and the talented group at Fox 21 Television Studios who are making some of the most compelling, audacious and award-winning television around. Craig and Bert challenged me to come and help them grow and build on their already considerable success, and I knew immediately this was one opportunity I could not possibly pass up.”