John Villacorta Promoted To Svp Talent & Casting At ABC Entertainment

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Company veteran John Villacorta has been upped to Svp Talent & Casting at ABC Entertainment. In the new gig, he will manage the casting process for ABC and provide casting strategy and services to the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, working with the Disney+ team across all scripted and unscripted content.

Villacorta has overseen numerous shows including American Crime from John Ridley; miniseries When We Rise from Dustin Lance Black and Gus Van Sant; along with series Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time, Pushing Daisies and How to Get Away with Murder.

“For 15 years, John has been an integral part of our casting team, investing in the process and the people in order to attract and maintain strong relationships with key talent throughout the industry,” said Ayo Davis, Evp Talent & Casting at ABC Entertainment and Disney+, to whom he will report. “I’m proud to promote
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