BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS, LLC: Charter Names Julia Franz Head of Development and Production for Spectrum Originals

Bright House Networks, LLC issued the following announcement.

Charter Communications, Inc. announced Julia Franz has joined the Company as Head of Development and Production, Spectrum Originals. Franz will report to Katherine Pope, Head of Original Content, and will be based in Los Angeles.

In this newly created role, Franz will oversee the development and production of Charter’s upcoming slate of high-quality original series that will be viewed first by Spectrum customers. She will also work alongside Pope to manage the content partnerships with Viacom and AMC, and other partnerships established in the future.

“Julia is a seasoned industry veteran with over 20 years of relevant experience, and a successful track record of creating and producing original content,” said Pope. “She is an incredibly well-respected executive who brings intelligence, humanity and creativity to everything she does, and we are excited to have her join our Originals team.”

Franz joins Charter with over two decades of combined experience in television production and development. Prior to joining Charter, she worked as a creative consultant for Platform One Media and STX Entertainment where she also served as an Executive Producer on “State of Affairs.” Franz spent 15 years at The Walt Disney Company where she served in a number of roles, including five years as Executive Vice President overseeing both comedy and drama development and current programming for Touchstone Television and ABC Studios. While at Disney, some of the many series she oversaw or helped develop included, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost,” “Scrubs,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Criminal Minds.” She also spent two years under an overall producing deal at Sony Pictures Television and FanFare.

Franz holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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