VP, Business Affairs & New Media, ABC Entertainment
Grant Michaelson is Vice President, Business Affairs and New Media, at ABC. In this position since 2007, he is responsible for negotiating digital deals with studios and packagers in series, specials, and other content for on-demand platforms such as AVOD, SVOD, MVPD-VOD, and EST, including closing some of the first network stacking deals. He also handles business affairs for ABC.com, ABC Marketing, and merchandising, as well as vetting and producing on-air and online “promercials" that combine show and sponsor content during commercial breaks. Previously, Grant was in Business Affairs at CBS, ABC Legal Affairs before that, and started his career in litigation at law firms Lavely & Singer and Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan.