Disney has announced that it has promoted Lauren Tempest to the general manager at Hulu, effective immediately.   Lauren has previously worked as the SVP of Content Partnerships, Acquisitions and Scheduling at Hulu since May 2022.  She will expand her role and now assume responsibility for the Hulu business.

She will continue to report directly to Joe Earley, president of direct-to-consumer at Disney Entertainment, who said in a statement about the promotion:

“As we enter our next, critical, phase of growth for Hulu, I can think of no one better to lead us through the evolution than Lauren.  Over the past eight years, she has proven to be an exceptional partner and leader, while continuing to deliver the most in-demand content to our subscribers.  The relationships she has built internally and externally have helped propel us forward, which is why I, and teams across Disney Entertainment, are excited for her to officially step into this role.”

Lauren Tempest added:

“I have had the privilege of working with some of the most dedicated and passionate people during my time at Hulu, and I am excited to help lead and accelerate Hulu’s vision and strategy, particularly during such a major inflection point in the streaming industry,”

In her previous role at Hulu, Lauren oversaw Hulu’s robust library of content, working closely with The Walt Disney Company’s content engines, including Disney Television Studios (20th Television, 20th Animation Television, ABC Signature), Hulu Originals, FX, 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures, to deliver the most in-demand titles to consumers. In that role, she also worked with the company’s third-party partners to acquire top SVOD titles, which recently included critically-acclaimed and fan-favourite Schitt’s Creek. During her tenure with that team, Tempest was part of the group that established a new strategic scheduling framework and drove partnerships with TWDC content brands as they launched high-performing tentpole titles like The Bear and Prey.

Tempest is based in Los Angeles, where she joined Hulu in 2015, after six years with NBCUniversal’s USA Network.

Later this year, Hulu is going to be made available within Disney+ in the United States, with a plan to eventually merge the platform with Disney+ once Comcast’s stake in the streaming platform is brought out.    Disney CEO Bob Iger has spoken out on many occasions about the importance of streaming and how it is core to Disney’s business moving forward.

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Roger Palmer

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