ABC Studios is losing its VP of drama development, according to a report Tuesday by Deadline. Juan Alfonso “is leaving the studio executive ranks to join Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters’ Fazekas & Butters production company, which is based at ABC Studios, now part of Disney Television Studios,” the story reports.
Alfonso will be head of television for the company, with Deadline noting that he will develop and produce projects along with identifying writers, IP and other creative partners.
“He will also serve as executive producer of Fazekas & Butters’ upcoming ABC high-concept drama series series ‘Emergence,’ starring Allison Tolman, which landed on the network’s fall schedule,” Deadline notes.
Alfonso succeeds Robert Atwood who left the company earlier this year for Legendary TV. Victoria Vigo also joins Fazekas & Butters as a manager of television.