Disney Channels Lifts Programming, Acquisitions Exec Miller

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Disney Channels Worldwide has promoted Karen K. Miller to executive director of worldwide programming strategy, acquisitions and co-productions.

Miller joined the company last year as director of acquisitions and co-productions.

She will be responsible for directing the development of overall scheduling strategies to ensure regional and local programming plans are consistent with global priorities. She also oversees the global acquisitions process, sourcing live action and animated series and movies on a worldwide basis for Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. In addition Miller steers co-production opportunities, from creative development and production, for Disney Channels Worldwide, and is Disney Channels’ lead representative at annual TV and entertainment markets.

Prior to joining Disney Channel, Miller worked in development, production and distribution for Atlantyca Entertainment and was animation associate producer on Fox’s The Simpsons Movie. She spent the previous 18 years at Warner Bros., last serving as VP of property acquisitions for consumer products.

Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Miller graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a degree in cinema and television arts. She is based in Burbank at the headquarters of Disney Channels Worldwide and reports to Paul DeBenedittis, senior VP of programming, scheduling, multiplatform, acquisitions & co-productions for Disney Channels Worldwide.