Disney Channel exec Michael Healy has been promoted to senior VP of original movies. Reporting to Gary Marsh, exec VP of original programming and production, Healy will continue oversee development of the cable network’s critically acclaimed Disney Channel Original Movie franchise. Added responsibilities include development of original movies on the basic cable channel ABC Family.
Among the 50 plus titles Healy developed under the Disney Channel Original Movie banner are such top-rated telepics as Cadet Kelly, The Cheetah Girls and Zenon: Z3.
Healy joined Disney Channel in October of 1997 as VP of Original Movies. Previously, he served as director of motion pictures-for-television at CBS, president of movies for television and mini-series for Reeves Ent. and director of development for movies for television and mini-series for Warner Brothers Television. He began his career as a writer at The Courier Express in Buffalo, and was a movie critic for The Denver Post and The Daily News of Los Angeles.
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