- January 21, 2022
- Posted by: Bastion team
- Category: World News
Trisha Husson has been promoted to head of strategy of business operations and finance for Disney General Entertainment, the TV creative unit of The Walt Disney Company. Following Husson’s elevation from DGE’s executive vice president of strategy and business, Eric Marcotte has been upped to senior vice president of strategy and business operations.
Disney General Entertainment handles content for The Walt Disney Company’s broadcast and cable networks and streaming platforms through brands ABC Entertainment, ABC News, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, Onyx Collective and National Geographic, and television studios 20th Television and ABC Signature.
Husson has effectively already been doing this job on a day-to-day basis following the departure of Ravi Ahuja, the former president of business operations and chief financial officer of Walt Disney Television, who announced his exit in November 2020.
In her newly cemented role, Husson, who will report to DGE chairman Peter Rice, will oversee content research, insights and scheduling, content valuation, music business affairs and labor relations. She will manage the teams that provide holistic strategy, production financial planning, data-driven content analytics and operational guidance for DGE, which annually generates more than 4,500 hours of programming. Husson will have a dotted line reporting to Disney CFO Christine McCarthy to align DGE’s financial management with the company’s…