Ayo Davis continues to form her senior exec workforce at Disney Branded Television.
Davis has promoted Alyssa Sapire to guide content material for Disney Junior, overseeing such programming for preschoolers as Mickey Mouse Funhouse and Doc McStuffins.
In her new position, Sapire will function the artistic steward for Disney Junior content material, together with improvement, present and bought programming for each linear and streaming.
Sapire was senior vp improvement sequence and technique, working intently with Kareem Daniel’s Disney Media Entertainment and Distribution group to establish, develop and advance Disney Junior franchise alternatives.
“Alyssa is a dedicated champion of the power of storytelling and the absolute right leader for the Disney Junior brand,” stated Davis. “She has assembled a best-in-class team and developed an incredibly strong content slate with one overarching goal: to create magical, memorable stories that provide joy, stoke curiosity and live in the hearts of young audiences everywhere.”
At Disney Junior, Sapire has constructed a various slate that features Young Jedi Adventures, a brand new Winnie the Pooh sequence and Rise Up, Sing Out, a musical sequence produced by The Roots. Before becoming a member of Disney, Sapire held roles in improvement and programming at FremantleMedia Kids & Family Group and spent 10 years at Nickelodeon, the place she helped launch Noggin and TeenNick and was a producer at Scholastic.
“It’s been an honor to contribute to a brand that plays such an important role in the lives of so many,” stated Sapire. “As we look to the future, we will continue to thoughtfully evolve Disney Junior to meet our audiences where they’re at, while drawing on nearly 100 years of The Walt Disney Company’s magical storytelling to inspire the imaginations of preschoolers and their families everywhere.”
As a part of her appointment, Sapire has set her exec workforce and has put in Kim Berglund as vp improvement; Diane Ikemiyashiro and Lori Mozilo as vp present sequence.
“Kim, Lori and Diane bring distinct creative viewpoints, relationships with the best and brightest creative talent, and an immense respect and care for the brand and our audience to Disney Junior every day. They have all been incredible partners to me, and I’m thrilled to see them expand their leadership roles.”