Dan Silver was named VP, Originals – Non-Fiction in November 2019. He oversees all of Disney+’s Documentaries and Docu-Series, their wide-ranging Unscripted Formatted series, and all Variety and Specials.
Previously, Dan was the head of platforms & content/new media for Marvel Entertainment where he managed all of Marvel’s digital platforms as well as their new media and non-fiction content. Launching a myriad of original series like Marvel Live!, Eat the Universe, and the award winning scripted podcast Wolverine: The Long Night.
Before that, he was the Executive Producer for ABC News Digital where he oversaw ABC News’ entire digital editorial team. He helped shepherd various new content initiatives, including the Emmy award winning digital short documentary brand ABC News Features. Under Silver’s leadership, ABCNews.com received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for ‘Best Website’ in 2016 for the first time since 2001.
Prior to ABC News, Silver was the multi Emmy-award winning Senior Director of Development at ESPN Films, where he worked on nearly every content format conceivable - short-form, long-form, digital, broadcast unscripted, and scripted films.
He was integral to the critically acclaimed documentary series 30 for 30, where he oversaw the development and production of multiple films. Silver further managed the development and production of ESPN Films’ Emmy award winning short films series 30 for 30 Shorts, Nine for IX Shorts, Errol Morris’ It’s Not Crazy It’s Sports, Eva Longoria’s Versus, Spike Lee’s Lil Joints. Silver was a regular contributor to Grantland.com, and ushered the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival through eight successful years. He also acted as the Executive Producer for ESPN Films for The Walt Disney Studio’s feature film The Queen of Katwe.
An active member of the Producers Guild of America, Silver graduated Summa Cum Laude from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s in fine arts. He resides in in South Pasadena, CA with his wife and two children.