Walt Disney Television Alternative, the unscripted production unit formed last year and led by Rob Mills, executive vice president, unscripted and alternative entertainment for Walt Disney Television, has added three executives to its ranks.
Jill Chapman has been named vice president, alternative series and content planning; Alicia Martino joins as vice president, alternative series; and Mike Rosen will serve as vice president, production. All three will report to Tiffany Faigus, senior vice president, unscripted and alternative entertainment, ABC Entertainment and WDT Alternative.
The team is tasked with building on the success of the company’s existing unscripted brands by identifying new ideas and concepts for series, collaborating with creatives, including new and existing talent and supervising creative production on unscripted series and pilots. WDT Alternative’s goal is to generate new projects for the networks and platforms within Disney’s ecosystem.
Chapman (pictured left) joins the team from Hulu, where she led the unscripted TV development strategy across original and licensed content with a focus on docusoap/docu-follow, competition and lifestyle programming. She was responsible for fostering and providing strategic guidance and programming implementation through Hulu’s partnerships with Walt Disney Television, ABC News and Onyx Collective. She also worked across Hulu Originals series The D’Amelio Show, Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi and more.
Martino (pictured center) brings more than 20 years of production experience to her role, having worked on the early seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, and projects like Queer Eye…Straight Girl and Hell’s Kitchen. Most recently, she was an executive producer on BET’s Next Chance Girl Group and co-executive producer on Love Island (CBS), Are You the One? (MTV) and Family Food Fight (ABC).
Rosen (pictured right) joins WDT Alternative with over 16 years of production experience, having served as executive in charge of production for various networks and studio groups including The CW, Fox, MTV, ABC, and, most recently, Amazon Studios. His past work includes Amazon Studios’ The One That Got Away, ABC’s Pooch Perfect, MTV’s Ex on the Beach, Fox’s Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back and Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race among others series and specials.