Channing Dungey

Vice President of Originals at Netflix

Channing Dungey Biography

Channing Dungey was named president, ABC Entertainment, in February 2016. In this role she has oversight of all development, programming, marketing and scheduling operations for ABC Primetime and Late Night.

Dungey has ushered in a wide variety of programming for the 2016-17 season, including the procedural drama “Conviction,” starring Hayley Atwell (“Marvel’s Agent Carter”); conspiracy thriller “Designated Survivor,” starring Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland; “Still Star-Crossed,” a period drama from Shondaland; family comedy “Speechless,” starring Minnie Driver; the live action/CGI hybrid comedy “Imaginary Mary,” starring Jenna Elfman; and limited series “When We Rise,” a powerful drama that chronicles the real-life struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement.

Previously Dungey was executive vice president, Drama Development, Movies & Miniseries, ABC Entertainment Group. In this position she oversaw the development and production of all drama pilots, movies & miniseries and the launch of new series for ABC Entertainment. Series Dungey developed and launched include “Scandal,” “Quantico,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “American Crime,” “Once Upon A Time” and “Secrets and Lies.”Prior she was senior vice president, Drama Development, ABC Entertainment Group, since June 2009.

Previously Dungey was vice president, Drama Development, ABC Studios. In that role she was responsible for the development and acquisition of drama programming for the studio. Her slate of programming included the award-winning and critically acclaimed ABC show “Private Practice,” CBS’s long-running drama “Criminal Minds,” the CW’s “Reaper” and Lifetime’s highest-rated series, “Army Wives.” Ms. Dungey joined ABC Studios in the summer of 2004.

Dungey began her successful career in entertainment as a development assistant for Davis Entertainment at 20th Century Fox. She then became story editor at Steamroller Productions, Steven Seagal’s Warner Bros-based company, where she worked on the development and production of films, including “Under Siege” and “On Deadly Ground.” Following her successful stint at Steamroller, she was offered a job at the studio and served for five years as a Warner Bros. production executive. There she helped develop and supervise a diverse range of commercially successful, critically acclaimed films, including “Bridges of Madison County,” “Heat,” “Twister,” “Devil’s Advocate,” “City of Angels,” “The Postman,” “Conspiracy Theory,” “Rosewood,” “Space Jam” and “Practical Magic.”

Eager for new challenges, Dungey left the executive suite in the spring of 1998 to become senior vice president at Material, a film production company with a first-look deal at Warner Bros., which was responsible for 2000’s “Red Planet,”starring Val Kilmer, as well as 2002’s remake of H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine,”starring Guy Pearce. After being named president in 2001, Ms. Dungey co-produced two films that were released in the spring of 2002: “Queen of the Damned,” adapted from the best-selling novel by Anne Rice, starring Stuart Townsend and Aaliyah, and “Showtime,” starring Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy and Rene Russo. The third film she co-produced, “The Big Bounce,” based on an Elmore Leonard novel, was directed by George Armitage and starred Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman.

In January 2003, Dungey partnered with Pamela Post, a producer formerly with Team Todd, and formed Dexterity Pictures. The production partnership was focused on making both studio and independent films, as well as developing television series. In the summer of 2004, a TV pitch meeting Ms. Dungey took with an ABC executive resulted in an offer to join the drama team at ABC Studios, then known as Touchstone Television.

Dungey, who graduated magna cum laude from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, is a founding member of the Step Up Women’s Network, a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls. She also teaches a graduate-level course on Developing the Drama Pilot at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

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  • Did ABC break its promise for a more diverse 'Bachelorette'?

    ABC, which declined comment on Tuesday when asked about the show, may claim Fletcher is indeed a different kind of "Bachelorette." Although the network in a release called her a "Southern sweetheart," and she seems to identify as white, she has said that her mother is Persian and escaped from revolutionary Iran, which may give her more claim to diversity than the typical "Bachelorette."

  • ABC just forced out the network president behind TV’s diversity revolution

    But even so, it was newsworthy when ABC announced yesterday that the network’s entertainment president, Paul Lee, had been forced out and would be replaced by Channing Dungey, who helped develop some of ABC’s buzziest dramas, and who becomes the first African American man or woman to run one of the big four broadcast networks. It’s appropriate, in a way, that Lee’s departure brings about a milestone moment for broadcast television. If Lee never found a way to make ABC the top-rated broadcast network, he did as much as any other network president to make the case that diversity could be good for the television business.

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