As senior vice president, Content, for Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, Agnes Chu is responsible for commissioning series, feature films, short form content and other high-quality entertainment formats for the service, which launched on November 12, 2019. Reporting to Ricky Strauss, president of Content & Marketing for the service, Chu leads the Disney+ Originals teams for scripted, unscripted and content operations, partnering closely with external production entities and Disney-owned internal content creators, including The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Television, Disney Digital Media, Pixar Animation, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm.
Chu has served in a variety capacities since joining the Company in 2008. Prior to her current position in the new Direct-to-Consumer & International segment, she served as executive of Story and Franchise Development at Walt Disney
Imagineering. From 2013-2016, Agnes worked for Bob Iger as vice president, Office of the Chairman and CEO.
Additionally, she served as director of Daytime and Current Programming at ABC Entertainment on Emmy award-winning soap opera “General Hospital” and primetime comedies “Malibu Country” and “Don’t Trust The B- In Apartment 23.” Her first role with the Company was managing the development and production of original short form content for Disney-ABC Television Group’s digital platforms, which garnered an Emmy nomination for the original web series “LOST: Mysteries of the Universe.”
Earlier in her career, Chu was involved in producing documentaries for theatrical and TV release. Her previous work included the Oscar-nominated “Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room” and ”The Blues”, a seven film series on PBS with directors Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood and Alex Gibney at Jigsaw Productions.
Chu earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a MBA from Columbia Business School.