Freeform Taps Lauren Corrao to Replace Karey Burke as Original Programming Head

Variety | 4/18/2019 | Joe Otterson
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Lauren Corrao has been named executive vice president of original programming and development for Freeform.

Corrao takes over the role from Karey Burke, who was named the head of ABC Entertainment in November following the departure of Channing Dungey. Corrao will report directly to Freeform president Tom Ascheim.

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In her new position, Corrao will oversee all scripted and unscripted development and current original programming, in addition to the casting and talent development.

“Lauren’s wealth of experience coupled with her incredible creative instinct as well as close working relationships with many talented writers and producers will be invaluable to Freeform,” Ascheim said. “In collaboration with the programming team, she will undoubtedly grow our slate of successful series and continue to build an environment for the talent community to tell powerful stories that become a lasting part of the cultural zeitgeist.”

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Corrao was most recently co-president of Tornante TV, an independent studio owned by former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, where she developed and executive produced several projects, including AMC’s upcoming series “NOS4A2″ starring...
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