TARA DUNCAN NAMED NEW PRESIDENT OF FREEFORM

Freeform, a cable network owned by Walt Disney Television, named Tara Duncan as its new president.

Duncan comes with impressive experience within the entertainment industry. The former Netflix executive comes to the Disney network after striking a production deal for the adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris’ acclaimed novel The Other Black Girl. She is set to replace Tom Ascheim as the network’s new chief starting June 8 citing that the network wanted to choose a candidate who was closer to the age range of its young audience.

“The programming on Freeform makes me think, laugh and feel good at a time when being optimistic matters most,” said Duncan, according to Variety. “It is incredibly exciting to join the Freeform team and continue forging a path for fun, daring storytelling. I am especially grateful for Dana Walden’s leadership and Craig Erwich’s guidance, as well as Bea Springborn and a host of mentors and friends who have nurtured me to this next chapter in my career.”

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