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SABRINA PADWA JOINS ABC FAMLY AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Burbank, CA (September 28, 2015) – Sabrina Padwa has been named Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, ABC Family. It was announced today by Tom Ascheim, President, ABC Family, to whom she will report. An industry leader, Padwa joins the network from sister-company ABC Studios where she has served as Vice President, Business Affairs since 2006.
In her new position, Padwa will oversee all Business Affairs functions, lead strategy, structure and negotiations on all development and production deals for ABC Family’s scripted and unscripted series, movies, events and acquisition projects, in addition to managing the Business Affairs team.
In making the announcement, Ascheim said, “Sabrina brings to ABC Family a tremendous business mind, a wealth of experience and a contagious spirit. I can’t wait for her to start.”
Padwa added, “I’m excited about Tom’s vision for growing ABC Family, and I’m thrilled to be joining the network and working as part of his leadership team.”
Prior to joining ABC Studios, she was General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs for Radical Media, the global production company which produces feature film and television projects, including Academy Award-winner “The Fog Of War,” and “Iconoclasts” for Sundance Channel. Padwa began her career in entertainment law at Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein and Selz in New York, and prior to that she worked in production on a number of television projects and feature films, including “Bonfire of the Vanities,” “Working Girl” and “Dirty Dancing.”
Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in 94 million homes. ABC Family entertains and connects to audiences with bold, relatable programming that celebrates the epic adventure of becoming an adult, from first kiss to first kid. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. “WATCH ABC Family” is an authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access to such popular series at home and on-the-go via a wide array of devices. ABC Family is also the destination for annual holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.”