Disney Channel Shuffles Pair of Development Execs

Cummings Now VP of original series, taking over for Reed, Who Becomes VP of Original Movies
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Disney Channels Worldwide has shuffled two development executives, naming Jennilee Cummings to vice president, Disney Channel and Disney XD original series, and Nikki Reed, who formerly held that title, to vice president, Disney Channel Original Movies.

Cummings, who was previously executive director of original movies, will take oversight of the development of live action series for Disney Channel and Disney XD, as well as acting as liaison for the creative community and casting. Cummings has been with Disney Channel since 2004.

Reed, who joined Disney in 2010 as VP of original series for Disney Channel and Disney XD, will now oversee the development of movie scripts, reporting directly to Michael Healy, senior vice president, Disney Channel Original Movies.

"We have long pursued a very successful strategy which focuses on unique storytelling for kids and families, and that strategy is enhanced by Jennilee and Nikki who bring experience, skill, creative instincts and a deep appreciation of the Disney heritage to their jobs," said Adam Bonnett, senior vice president of original programming, Disney Channels Worldwide, in a statement. "It is my pleasure to recognize their contributions to our success."

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