EXCLUSIVE: Elizabeth Boykewich, a 16-year Freeform / ABC Family veteran, has left the Disney cable network where she most recently served as SVP, Casting and Talent.
Boykewich is the last senior executive to leave Freeform following the network’s regime change last May when Tara Duncan was appointed president. Lauren Corao resigned as Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development in October; Lynn Barrie stepped down as Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development last month.
Boykewich, who was promoted to SVP in 2016, was responsible for overseeing all casting and talent contract negotiations for the studio and network’s original programming, including films, pilots, live-action series, animation, alternative and reality programs. The series under Boykewich’s watch included hits Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, Good Trouble, Grown-ish, The Bold Type, Switched at Birth Shadowhunters, Stitchers, Baby Daddy, Young & Hungry and recent additions Homeland: Fort Salem and Everything will be alright.
Having then joined the ABC family in 2005 to lead the department, Boykewich was also an integral part of the T series.Secret Life of the American Teenager, Bunheads, Melissa & Joey, Greek and 10 things I hate about you.
Earlier in her career, Boykewich, a seasoned casting director, worked on feature films, including Fifty first dates, anger management, X-Men, X2, Big Daddy, deeds, the animal, fifty first kisses, among others.