With a number of e-book variations and collection sequels on its improvement slate, Disney Branded TV has upped Leah Buono from govt director to VP of casting.
The promotion marks an growth of Buono’s remit that may now see her scouting for expertise and overseeing casting for live-action pilots, collection, authentic films and unscripted titles for streaming (Disney+) in addition to linear (Disney Channel). She continues to report back to Brenda Kelly-Grant, SVP of casting and expertise relations at Disney Branded TV.
At the moment, Buono is overseeing expertise on upcoming Disney+ exhibits corresponding to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, American Born Chinese language, Nationwide Treasure: Fringe of Historical past, The Santa Clauses and The Muppets Mayhem.
She first joined the corporate in 2009 as director of casting for Disney Channels Worldwide and was elevated elevated to govt director in 2012. She has managed casting for titles which have helped launch outstanding actors and artists together with Zendaya (Shake It Up), Olivia Rodrigo (Excessive College Musical: The Musical: The Sequence) and Dove Cameron (Descendants).