Franz will lead the charge on all comedy production and development for the network. Weidenfeld will oversee all animated production and development for both the network and third-party platforms.
Franz and Weidenfeld will report to Michael Thorn, Fox Entertainment’s president of entertainment.
“Both Julia and Daniel are fantastic executives with tremendous relationships throughout the creative community,” said Thorn. “As Fox Entertainment doubles down on our commitment both to live-action and animated comedy, these two executives will play key roles in these initiatives.”
Previously, Franz served as head of development for Spectrum Originals, where she had a hand in launching Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba series “La’s Finest” as well as the “Mad About You” reboot,