Disney|ABC appoints Mila Livitz as SVP business affairs

Disney | ABC Cable Services appointed Mila Livitz, a veteran from the industry as the SVP business affairs at Disney. Livitz will be reporting to EVP business affairs, Disney|ABC Networks Group Adina Savin. “Mila is a gifted, highly strategic executive and this promotion recognizes her significant contributions to the company and her ability to evolve with the rapidly-changing media landscape. A proven leader, Mila’s tenacity, industry savvy and smart negotiating skills make her well-positioned to oversee Disney TVA’s Business Affairs team and TVA’s increasing slate of quality animated programming for kids and families,” said Savin. Livitz will be responsible for the oversight of business affairs at Disney Television Animation along with continuing to oversee negotiations for original live-action productions and co-productions and acquisitions across Disney Channels. “This is an exciting time to be in the world of kids’ programming and I am thrilled to now be working with the Disney TVA team. I look forward to collaborating with each of them on out-of-the-box approaches to deal-making across our multiple platforms,” Livitz said. Livitz joined Disney in 2009 and recently served as the VP of the unit. Prior to that she served as a director of business and legal affairs at E! Entertainment Television and as production attorney at Bunim-Murray Productions.