A key executive at 20th Century Fox Television is headed out the door for a new position. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Terence Carter, executive VP of development, drama and comedy, is exiting following Disney’s acquisition of the studio.
Carter will take on a new role running television at Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Studios.
“Carter will remain at 20th TV for a few more weeks to wrap up business with the studio — which is currently in the midst of development season — before starting his new role,” THR reports. “He will serve as co-president and head of television at Westbrook Studios, where he will oversee TV production and development for the independent studio. Carter will work alongside fellow co-president Jon Mone, who also serves as head of film for Westbrook. CEO Kosaku Yada and president Tera Hanks oversee Westbrook Inc.”
The report quotes a statement released Thursday in which Carter says: “I am thrilled to be embarking on this incredible adventure with Will, Jada and the rest of the Westbrook Family. I have long admired their creative instincts and unwavering commitment to the television business, and I can’t wait to grow this company together. I’d also like to thank Dana Walden, Peter Rice, and everyone at 20th Century Fox and Disney Television Studios for their support over the past decade of my career. I am forever in their debt, and can’t wait to bring them great content through Westbrook in the years to come.”
Carter was formerly executive VP of drama development at the Fox broadcast network.