Howard Davine served as executive vice president, Business Operations, ABC Studios, which develops and produces prime-time television programming for network broadcast, cable, streaming and on-demand platforms.
ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.
Under the ABC Studios umbrella is also ABC Signature Studios, a dedicated division spearheading development and production in premium, basic cable and streaming platforms.
In addition, ABC Studios International is engaged in the business of development and production of television programming in territories outside the United States.
As head of Business Operations, Howard Davine oversees the business affairs functions for ABC Studios, ABC Signature and ABC Studios International. He is ABC Studios chief dealmaker, managing a team of executives that structures and negotiates the Studios’ business dealings with “above-the-line” talent – writers, producers, directors and actors, and with the platforms, networks and exhibitors that license the Studios’ programming.
Howard has oversight of all administrative aspects of the Studios and manages the relationships with Disney’s key distribution arms: Disney Media Distribution and Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution.