or


[03/05/08 - 01:27 PM]
FOX Broadcasting Company Announces Promotions and a New Appointment in Comedy Development Department
Suzanna Makkos and Marcus Wiley are given VP stripes while David Sleven has been promoted to Manager in the department.

[via press release from FOX]

FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS AND A NEW APPOINTMENT IN COMEDY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

SUZANNA MAKKOS UPPED TO VICE PRESIDENT, MARCUS WILEY REJOINS NETWORK AS VICE PRESIDENT, DAVID SLEVEN PROMOTED TO MANAGER

Suzanna Makkos has been promoted to Vice President, Comedy Development for the Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX); Marcus Wiley has rejoined as Vice President, Comedy Development; and David Sleven has been promoted to Manager in the department, it was announced by Susan Levison, Senior Vice President, Comedy Development, to whom they will report.

"Suzanna Makkos is one of the bright lights at the network," said Ms. Levison. "In her seven years at FOX, she has helped shepherd some of our most successful shows. Writers and producers love working with her, and this promotion recognizes the high regard in which she's held." Ms. Levison went on to add, "We're thrilled that Marcus has rejoined the network. He brings a tremendous level of knowledge and enthusiasm to everything he does, and he'll be a huge asset to the department." Finally, Ms. Levison said of Mr. Sleven, "David is a rising star. He's demonstrated the tremendous analytical skills and the tenacity to take a project from page to stage. I see a bright future for him."

Ms Makkos has served as Director, Comedy Development since mid-2006 and developed the current FOX comedy, BACK TO YOU. Previously, she was Manager, Current Programming (2003-2006), covering comedies such as FAMILY GUY, "Arrested Development," "The Bernie Mac Show," and "Malcolm in the Middle," as well as dramas PRISON BREAK and "Boston Public."

After starting her career in development and current programming at Walt Disney Television/Touchstone Television and Regency Television, she accepted her first position at FOX in the network's Comedy Development Department in 2001. Ms. Makkos graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor's degree in American History.

Mr. Wiley returns to FOX from the William Morris Agency, where he was an agent in the television packaging and literary divisions representing such clients as Marc Willmore, Jim Vallely, Victor Nelli, Barnow & Firek, Jon Collier, Eric Kaplan, Linda Mendoza, Federman and Scaia and Melinda Hsu. Previously, he served as a creative executive for Regency Television, where he was a liaison between that boutique studio and the network television community. While there, he developed series for all six (at the time) broadcast networks, and covered production for the studio's shows, including "Malcolm in the Middle" and "The Bernie Mac Show."

Mr. Wiley originally joined FOX in 2000, spending two years as an assistant in the programming and development department. He graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a bachelor's degree in Economics/Law and Society.

David Sleven joined FOX in December 2006 as a coordinator in the comedy department after serving 2 years as assistant to the head of comedy development at sister studio 20th Century Fox Television. Previously he was an assistant at Broder, Webb, Chervin and Silbermann (now ICM). Mr. Sleven is a 2002 graduate of Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY.





  [march 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· BERNIE MAC SHOW, THE (FOX)
· BOSTON PUBLIC (FOX)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)





[05/04/16 - 04:31 PM]
ABC Announces the Teams Competing on the "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special, Airing Tuesday, May 10
The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23.

[05/04/16 - 04:00 PM]
GSN Celebrates Mother's Day with Special Mom-Themed Marathon of "Family Feud," Sunday, May 8
Each of the 10 specially selected half-hour shows features questions designed to remind viewers about the woman they love the most - their mom - on her special day.

[05/04/16 - 02:15 PM]
Seth MacFarlane to Create, Executive-Produce and Star in New Hour-Long, Live-Action Comedic Drama Series for FOX
Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet.

[05/04/16 - 02:11 PM]
Geniuses Face Off in an Intense Test of Knowledge and Stamina on the Season Premiere of ABC's "500 Questions"
The five-night event series concludes with a two-hour season finale on Wednesday, June 1.

[05/04/16 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns in May with Three Back-to-Back Shows
Brie Larson (May 7), Drake (May 14) and Fred Armisen (May 21) will close out the show's season.

[05/04/16 - 01:01 PM]
Megyn Kelly to Sit Down with Laverne Cox during "MEGYN KELLY presents," Airing Tuesday, May 17, on FOX
As previously announced, the special also will feature Kelly's first extensive sit-down interview with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

[05/04/16 - 12:02 PM]
"Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule" Season 4 Premieres Friday, June 17th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim
The new season will be followed by "Decker: Unclassified," starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.

[05/04/16 - 12:00 PM]
Start Your Summer with an Animated Adventure During Freeform's "Funday" Weekend Programming Event on May 14 and 15
Experience college through Mike Wazowski's eye, whip up recipes with Remy, and cheer on Wreck-It Ralph and Aladdin as they attempt to prove themselves as heroes.

[05/04/16 - 11:57 AM]
GSN to Launch First Spinoff Series from "Skin Wars" Franchise; "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" Debuts Wednesday, June 15 at 10PM ET/PT
The series features three of "Skin Wars" top former contestants who mentor six new, highly accomplished artists each week.

[05/04/16 - 10:49 AM]
National Geographic Launches a Covert Investigation Into the Disappearance of Adventurer Cody Dial in Riveting True-Crime Series, "Missing Dial"
The six-part series launches Sunday, May 22 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[05/04/16 - 10:25 AM]
Valerie Bertinelli Entertains Friends & Family on the Return of "Valerie's Home Cooking"
Valerie is back in the kitchen sharing her tips for easy-to-make, delicious dishes and homemade recipes, adding her own signature touches and flavor along the way.

[05/04/16 - 10:08 AM]
TNT Teams Up with E4 on "Foreign Bodies"
The series is the story of a motley gang of travellers embarking on a three-month trip around Asia.

[05/04/16 - 10:01 AM]
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Champion Abby Wambach Joins ESPN
Wambach will cover international sporting events for the network later this summer at the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 in France and 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

[05/04/16 - 09:39 AM]
E! Announces Four New Unscripted Series as the Pop Culture Powerhouse Continues to Expand on Successful Primetime Slate
Highlights include a spin-off of hit franchise "WAGS" (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) set against the sunny, sexy backdrop of South Florida.

[05/04/16 - 09:34 AM]
Netflix Celebrates "Marseille"
In advance of the series launch on May 5, Netflix surprised the residents of Marseille today in true Hollywood fashion when a french twist of the original "Hollywood" sign was erected to overlook the city.