Disney Channel has made a key executive appointment in programming. The channel announced today that Dina Hillier was named vice president, Original Series, Disney Channel. Making the announcement was Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide, to whom Hillier will report.
“Hillier will work in tandem with Jonas Agin, vice president, Original Series, Disney Channel, in the development of live-action series for multiple distribution platforms,” the announcement notes.
Said Bonnett: “We are fortunate to have Dina’s experience, insights and strong ties to the creative community in a critical role, joining Jonas and the entire Development team to deliver new stories for kids and families.”
The announcement notes that Hillier is joining Disney Channel from Paramount Television, where she was vice president of Comedy Development and Current Programming, including the live musical event “Grease: Live,” “The First Wives Club,” “School of Rock” and “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.”
“From 2001-11, Hillier was an executive at Sony Pictures Television where she held roles in Current Programming and Comedy Development,” the announcement adds. “Most recently, she was vice president, Comedy Development, where she developed and oversaw creative direction on series including the critically acclaimed ‘Community’ and ABC’s ‘Happy Endings.’ During her tenure at Sony, she also worked on ‘The King of Queens,’ ‘My Boys,’ ”Til Death’ and ‘Huff.'”