ABC Studios, the main television production unit of The Walt Disney Company, announced today that it has promoted Patrick Moran to president. The announcement was made by Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney|ABC Television Group.
Moran joined the company in 2010, most recently serving as executive vice president of ABC Studios. In recent years he has been responsible for production of series including “Scandal,” “Criminal Minds,” “black-ish,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Quantico,” “American Crime” and “Once Upon a Time.”
Moran will continue to report directly to Sherwood.
In the announcement, Sherwood said: “ABC Studios produces hundreds of hours of the highest-quality original programming distributed across networks, streaming services and around the world. Under Patrick’s leadership, ABC Studios has grown as a beacon of creativity and excellence, developing award-winning and captivating content with loyal audiences everywhere. As the demand for great content increases and viewer behavior evolves, Patrick’s savvy as a creative and business leader will help drive ABC Studios to even greater heights.”
Moran commented in the press release: “I am so proud to be a part of ABC Studios and to work with a truly amazing team of dedicated and talented individuals who share my passion for television. I’m honored that Ben has given me this vote of confidence and look forward to continuing to bring together amazing stories, creative talent and high-quality production in order to build ABC Studios into the world’s preeminent supplier of premium content.”
The announcement adds: “Moran and his team have recruited high-profile talent to ABC Studios, such as multi-award winning writer/director John Ridley and Kenya Barris, and have continued to oversee development deals with Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland, Mandeville Television and other prominent creative talent.”