GAYE HIRSCH | SVP, Scripted Development, The CW
Gaye Hirsch is Senior Vice President/Head of Scripted Development, The CW, overseeing all of the network’s scripted series development. Hirsch was previously Senior Vice President and Co-Head of Drama Development for the network and has been closely involved in the development of all of The CW’s scripted series, including THE FLASH, ARROW, JANE THE VIRGIN, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, the new hit drama RIVERDALE, based on the characters from Archie Comics, and the upcoming series DYNASTY, VALOR, BLACK LIGHTNING, and LIFE SENTENCE. Hirsch transitioned into scripted development at The CW in 2009, after serving in the network’s current programming department as Senior Vice President, where she oversaw the day-to-day production on CW series, including “Gossip Girl.” She first joined The CW in 2006 as Vice President, Current Programming. Previously, Hirsch had served as a Senior Executive at Cruise/Wagner Productions since 2000. Prior to Cruise/Wagner, she was Vice President of Production for HBO Films, working on such Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning films as “Gia” and “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.” She began her career at Touchstone Pictures, where she eventually became Vice President, Production. Hirsch graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, and received her MBA in Entertainment Management from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.