The head of Original Programming for Disney Channels Worldwide is leaving the company after 21 years, Deadline reports. Adam Bonnett, executive VP of Original Programming, is exiting to become a producer.
“He made the announcement to his team this afternoon. Bonnett, who will depart next month, has been overseeing all live action development and current original series and movies for Disney Channel and Disney XD as well as casting and talent relations for those channels,” Deadline reports. “A replacement is expected to be named in the coming weeks.”
Bonnett is quoted saying: “The demand for programming content across many platforms is at an all-time high so this is the right time for me to explore producing opportunities, something I’ve dreamt about forever. I’m lucky to have had the benefit of a fulfilling career at Disney Channel working with many amazingly talented people. As I transition to an exciting new career chapter, it’s with unending gratitude to my longtime mentor Gary Marsh as well as Nancy Kanter for both their inspiring leadership and friendship throughout the years.”