Entertainment One said Wednesday that it hired Fox executive Gabriel Marano as executive vice president of Scripted Television. You will be tasked with overseeing the development of Hasbro’s intellectual property from a parent, as well as being a key part of the overall development of the company.
Along with the hiring, Jacqueline Sacerio, eOne’s EVP Scripted Television partner, will add to her responsibilities overseeing the company’s first-look roster and pod deals. Those deals include those of Alexi Hawley, Constance Wu, Hypnotic / Doug Liman, James Patterson, Keke Palmer, Mark Gordon, Merman, and Westward / Beau Willimon, among others.
Both Marano and Sacerio will report to Pancho Mansfield, president of eOne’s Global Scripted Television.
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Marano hails from Fox, where he was Senior Vice President of Drama Programming and Development and oversaw scripted shows including 9-1-1 other 9-1-1: lone star together with Marvel TV The gifted, Lucifer other Deputy. Most recently, he oversaw the development of the next Accused other Fantasy island. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Dramatic Programming at A&E, where his oversight included Bates Motel other Longmire among others. Before A&E, he spent nearly a decade at Fox Television Studios.
“We are delighted that Gabe is joining us as we expand our leadership team,” said Mansfield. “With his impeccable taste, vast experience and excellent working relationships across the industry, he will be a wonderful asset and I couldn’t be happier to work with him again.”
Marano added: “I am delighted to go back to my studio roots to help shape eOne’s impressive development roster, and especially excited to be working with Hasbro’s incredible IP. I have grown up with many of these properties and can’t wait to bring them to life. “I am looking forward to working with Mike Lombardo, Pancho Mansfield and the tremendous creative talents of the company.”
Sacerio’s role grows after it was developed and now oversees the success of Freeform. Cruel summer and Showtime’s upcoming survival drama Yellow jackets.
EOne serves as Hasbro’s entertainment arm after the toy giant acquired it in 2019 for $ 3.8 billion. Hasbro has more than 50 film and television projects in development; eOne has more than 200.
Still, the pandemic has had an impact: Hasbro’s film and television revenue fell 34% to $ 194 million from first-quarter figures released in April, a decline attributed to movie theater closings and to the moment. of deliveries by the end of the year. In February, EOne’s film and television departments saw a 10% reduction in their staff.