Channing Dungey

Born: March 14, 1969, Sacramento, California, United States;

Position: Vice President Originals;

Company: Netflix;

Industry: Television production;

Residence: United States;

Nationality: Senegalese, American

Channing Dungey is Vice President of Original Content, Netflix, since February, 2019.

She was previously president of ABC Entertainment Group, February 17, 2016 to November 16, 2018. She’s the first black American person to head programming at a major American broadcast network. 

Ms. Dungey previously served as executive vice president, Drama Development, Movies & Miniseries, ABC Entertainment Group, where she oversaw the development and production of all drama pilots, movies and miniseries, and the launch of new series for ABC Entertainment. She joined ABC Studios in the summer of 2004.

Ms. Dungey began her career as a development assistant for Davis Entertainment at 20th Century Fox. She then became story editor at Steamroller Productions, where she worked on the development and production of such films as “Under Siege” and “On Deadly Ground.” Following that, she joined Warner Bros. as a production executive, helping to develop films including “Bridges of Madison County,” “Heat,” “The Matrix” and “Practical Magic.”

In the spring of 1998 Dungey became senior vice president at Material, a film production company with a first look deal at Warner Bros., which was responsible for 2000’s “Red Planet,” starring Val Kilmer, as well as 2002’s remake of H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine,” starring Guy Pearce. After being named president in 2001, Ms. Dungey co-produced two films that were released in the spring of 2002: “Queen of the Damned,” adapted from the best-selling novel by Anne Rice, starring Stuart Townsend and Aaliyah, and “Showtime,” starring Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy and Rene Russo. The third film she co-produced, “The Big Bounce,” based on an Elmore Leonard novel, was directed by George Armitage and starred Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman.

Ms. Dungey is a founding member and current board member of Step Up, a national non-profit membership organization dedicated helping girls from under-resourced communities fulfill their potential.

Ms. Dungey graduated Magna Cum Laude from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

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