In August of 2010, Francie Calfo joined Imagine Entertainment partners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard as President of Television. Previously, Calfo had a multi-year deal as an independent producer at ABC Television Studios, where she sold and executive produced numerous network comedy and drama pilots and series.
In the years prior, Calfo served as Executive Vice President of Development and Current Programming, ABC Primetime Entertainment, overseeing all scripted comedy and drama development as well as current programming for the network. In that time, she and her team developed and shepherded some of primetime's biggest hits, including "Desperate Housewives," "Lost," "Grey's Anatomy," "Ugly Betty" and "Brothers & Sisters."
Calfo had her first successful stint as a producer in 2003-04, during which she executive produced the ABC series "Life as We Know It." This followed her work as a studio executive in drama development for Touchstone Television, first as a vice president, then as Senior Vice President of Drama Series. At the studio, she oversaw all drama development and current drama programming, including "C.S.I." and the critical hit "Alias."
Before her move to development, Calfo had been Vice President of Creative Affairs for Touchstone, overseeing all current programming, including "Home Improvement," "Boy Meets World," "Felicity," "Sports Night" and "PJs."
She first joined the Walt Disney Company in the television research department, where she rose through the ranks to Vice President of Research for Buena Vista Television - overseeing network television and television animation.
Calfo graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in communications and a minor in business.
Married and the mother of three, she currently resides with her family in Santa Monica, California.