Dana Walden, chairman, Disney Common Leisure Content material, has restructured one other space of the division she took over final summer season, bringing again collectively publicity and communications years after that they had been cut up. She laid out the adjustments within the firm memo, which you’ll learn on the backside of the story.
Naomi Bulochnikov-Paul, most lately EVP, Publicity for ABC & Common Leisure, has been promoted to the newly created function of EVP, Publicity, and Head of Communications for Disney Common Leisure.
Charissa Gilmore, a Disney veteran of greater than 30 years who most lately served as SVP of Company Communications for Disney Common Leisure, will probably be leaving as her place is being eradicated.
In her new publish, Bulochnikov-Paul will oversee all exterior and inner communications for DGE and function its predominant spokesperson whereas additionally persevering with to steer publicity for ABC Leisure, ABC Information, Freeform and Onyx Collective. She will probably be becoming a member of Walden’s management staff and reporting to Shannon Ryan, President of Advertising, Disney Common Leisure, for publicity, and to Kristina Schake, Senior EVP and Chief Communications Officer, The Walt Disney Firm, for communications.
With Bulochnikov-Paul taking over the DGE Head of Communications function, Candice Ashton, at the moment SVP, Publicity, Occasions and Expertise Relations for Hulu Originals, will add oversight of the Disney Tv Studios publicity staff, which Bulochnikov-Paul beforehand oversaw, reporting to Ryan.
Disney TV Studios remains to be within the technique of hiring a brand new Head of Communications, succeeding Chris Alexander, a place that now will report back to Ashton.
Gilmore, a revered veteran communications government, was promoted to SVP of Company Communications for Disney Common Leisure final Might by then-DGE chairman Peter Rice.
She had been within the function for awhile previous to the title bump, overseeing exterior and inner company communications methods and execution throughout DGE’s portfolio of content material manufacturers together with twentieth Tv, ABC Leisure, ABC Information, ABC Signature, Disney Branded Tv, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, Nationwide Geographic and Onyx Collective.
Gilmore additionally served as VP, Digital Media for Disney|ABC Tv, overseeing program administration, product technique and advertising and marketing for the division’s suite of streaming apps. Previous to that, she was chief of workers for Anne Sweeney, then co-chair, Disney Media Community, and president, Disney|ABC Tv Group, managing day-to-day operations and spearheading strategic initiatives for the group. She began at The Walt Disney Firm within the advertising and marketing staff at Buena Vista Worldwide Tv, overseeing publicity, promotions and synergy for movie and tv worldwide distribution.
Bulochnikov-Paul has been rising quick by way of the ranks at Disney. Previous to immediately’s promotion, as EVP, Publicity for ABC & Common Leisure, she oversaw publicity campaigns for all scripted and unscripted content material throughout ABC Leisure, ABC Information, Disney Tv Studios, Freeform and Onyx Collective.
She was promoted to SVP, Communications for ABC Leisure in 2019 from cable sibling Freeform, the place she served as VP, Communications, overseeing strategic communications efforts, program publicity, awards and expertise relations.
She joined Freeform two years earlier, on the heels of the corporate’s rebrand from ABC Household, and rapidly made a reputation for herself together with her work on the first-ever Freeform Summit. She left for a short stint at Netflix as director of authentic collection publicity earlier than returning to Freeform.
Bulochnikov-Paul additionally has served as VP, media and expertise relations for Crackle and director of company communications & program publicity for Present TV. She started her profession in communications at MTV Networks.
As SVP, Publicity and Occasions, Hulu Originals, Ashton oversaw media relations and publicity campaigns for Hulu Originals throughout award-winning scripted, unscripted and documentary programming, along with expertise relations and occasions.
Ashton joined Hulu in 2016 and was elevated to supervise the Publicity division two years later. Since then, the Expertise Relations and Occasions groups have folded underneath her purview.
Previous to Hulu, Ashton spearheaded publicity efforts at ABC Leisure throughout the community and ABC Studios. Like Bulochnikov-Paul, Ashton additionally started her profession at MTV Networks.
Right here is Walden’s memo:
I wished to share some information. After greater than 30 years of service throughout a number of manufacturers, and in assist of quite a few grateful executives like myself, Charissa Gilmore will probably be leaving the corporate. We’re so grateful to Charissa for her dedication, her many contributions, in addition to her regular hand that helped navigate our groups through the years.
Efficient instantly, Naomi Bulochnikov-Paul, who has labored intently with so lots of you, will probably be increasing her purview within the newly created function of Government Vice President, Publicity, and Head of Communications for Disney Common Leisure. On this place, Naomi will oversee all exterior and inner communications for DGE and function its predominant spokesperson. She may also proceed to steer publicity for ABC Leisure, ABC Information, Freeform and Onyx Collective. She will probably be becoming a member of my management staff and reporting to Shannon Ryan for publicity and Kristina Schake for communications.
Naomi is a revered communications chief and sharp strategist who has constructed sturdy relationships with press, expertise and executives. She has an unimaginable monitor file and her dedication to excellence will serve us effectively throughout this thrilling and pivotal second in our Firm, and within the years forward.
In gentle of this information, Candice Ashton, at the moment SVP, Publicity, Occasions and Expertise Relations for Hulu Originals, will now assume oversight of the Disney Tv Studios publicity staff. Candice has established herself as a thought chief at Hulu Originals, the place she has overseen publicity campaigns for a few of our most profitable reveals and helped place Hulu as a high streaming platform. Her experience and creativity are valued by her staff and will probably be an ideal match for Disney Tv Studios.
Please be part of me in wishing Charissa the easiest as she embarks on her subsequent chapter and in congratulating Naomi and Candice.