Stamford, CT – Charter Communications, Inc. today announced Julia Franz has joined the Company as Head of Development and Production, Spectrum Originals. Franz will report to Katherine Pope, Head of Original Content, and will be based in Los Angeles.
In this newly created role, Franz will oversee the development and production of Charter’s upcoming slate of high-quality original series that will be viewed first by Spectrum customers. She will also work alongside Pope to manage the content partnerships with Viacom and AMC, and other partnerships established in the future.
“Julia is a seasoned industry veteran with over 20 years of relevant experience, and a successful track record of creating and producing original content,” said Pope. “She is an incredibly well-respected executive who brings intelligence, humanity and creativity to everything she does, and we are excited to have her join our Originals team.”
Franz joins Charter with over two decades of combined experience in television production and development. Prior to joining Charter, she worked as a creative consultant for Platform One Media and STX Entertainment where she also served as an Executive Producer on “State of Affairs.” Franz spent 15 years at The Walt Disney Company where she served in a number of roles, including five years as Executive Vice President overseeing both comedy and drama development and current programming for Touchstone Television and ABC Studios. While at Disney, some of the many series she oversaw or helped develop included, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost,” “Scrubs,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Criminal Minds.” She also spent two years under an overall producing deal at Sony Pictures Television and FanFare.
Franz holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced residential broadband services, including Spectrum TV® programming, Spectrum Internet®, and Spectrum Voice®. Under the Spectrum Business® brand, Charter provides scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small and medium-sized business organizations, including Internet access, business telephone, and TV services. Through the Spectrum Enterprise brand, Charter is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America's largest businesses and communications service providers. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach® brand. Charter's news and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More information about Charter can be found at newsroom.charter.com.