Dina Hillier has been named vice president, Original Series, Disney
Channel, it was announced today by Adam Bonnett, executive vice president,
Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide, to whom she will report.
Hillier will work in tandem with Jonas Agin, vice president, Original
Series, Disney Channel, in the development of live-action series for
multiple distribution platforms.
Bonnett said, “We are fortunate to have Dina’s experience, insights and
strong ties to the creative community in a critical role, joining Jonas and
the entire Development team to deliver new stories for kids and families.”
Hillier joins Disney Channel from Paramount Television where she was vice
president of Comedy Development and Current Programming, including the live
musical event “Grease: Live,” “The First Wives Club,” “School of Rock” and
“Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.”
From 2001-11, Hillier was an executive at Sony Pictures Television where
she held roles in Current Programming and Comedy Development. Most
recently, she was vice president, Comedy Development, where she developed
and oversaw creative direction on series including the critically acclaimed
“Community” and ABC’s “Happy Endings.” During her tenure at Sony, she also
worked on “The King of Queens,” “My Boys,” “‘Til Death” and “Huff.”
Hillier is an advisory board member of the ATX Television Festival, a role
she has held since 2011. She graduated from Emerson College with a
bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts, and resides in Los Angeles with
her husband and their two daughters.