Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) announced today that Audrey Diehl has joined the studio as vice president of series.

Audrey Diehl.
Audrey Diehl.

Diehl, a 14-year Nickelodeon veteran, will develop new animated programming for WBA, while also overseeing some of the current family shows. She will have broad oversight on creative and production-related matters for animated programming, and will be charged with finding and developing animated properties aimed at families. She will also collaborate with existing creative talent at the studio, and will spearhead the search for new writers, producers, and artists for future development.

“Audrey has a very impressive track record of developing and producing highly successful, high quality series throughout her career, and we are very happy to welcome her to our team,” said Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, to whom Diehl will report. “This is an extremely exciting time to be working at WBA, with more than a dozen current series in production or on the air, and more to come. We look forward to Audrey contributing right away to our continued growth.”

Diehl joins WBA at a time when the studio is enjoying a boom period, with 13 series in production, including Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, New Looney Tunes, The Tom and Jerry Show, and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service.

Her last role at Nickelodeon was vice president of animation development, where she managed the network’s slate of development projects in comedy, action, and adventure for kids 6-11. At Nick, she oversaw the the development of the upcoming Pinky Malinky, as well as Sanjay & Craig, Harvey Beaks, and Pig Goat Banana Cricket, and worked as creative executive on El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Fanboy & Chum Chum, and The Penguins of Madagascar, among others.

Prior to her 14 years at Nick, she was an entertainment journalist, who served as associate editor at Teen Magazine’s TeenMag.com. She holds a BA in English, with an interdisciplinary emphasis in film, from Stanford University.

Diehl was among a handful of executives who signed the recent letter in which women in L.A.’s animation industry demanded an end to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Amid Amidi

Amid Amidi

Amid Amidi is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Cartoon Brew.

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