BBC Studios introduced Tuesday the creation of two new North American govt roles following a document yr.
Janet Brown is becoming a member of the corporate as president, Content material Distribution, North America and Latin America (LatAm), and Tara Maitra will likely be promoted to chief business officer, International Distribution. Each roles will report out of the BBC Group business subsidiary’s New York places of work to Rebecca Glashow, CEO, International Distribution.
“Janet is a confirmed dealmaker throughout content material distribution spanning all codecs and genres, and I’m thrilled to be including her to our workforce,” Glashow stated in an announcement, nodding to Brown’s years at unbiased leisure studio Gunpower & Sky, the place she served because the EVP of International Distribution and Industrial Operations.
“North America and LatAm are very sturdy, rising markets for BBC Studios, and we have now solely begun to faucet into our potential,” Glashow continued. “She joins a gaggle of exceptionally gifted executives, together with Tara, whose new duties mirror the rising international demand for our content material, and the broad array of recent alternatives and partnerships we proceed to discover world wide.”
Maitra has served as BBC Studios–Americas’ chief business officer since 2021. Her promotion to chief business officer, International Distribution, now offers her oversight for international syndication and promoting gross sales, marking the primary time international syndication and promoting gross sales have been introduced collectively underneath one chief.
In the meantime, as president, Content material Distribution, Brown will create a imaginative and prescient and set strategic path to “drive continued development throughout BBC Studios diversified business enterprise in North America and LatAm,” per a launch. “This position consists of all facets of the content material distribution enterprise, in addition to main the corporate’s international distribution relationships with the highest U.S. primarily based companions, together with networks and streaming platforms, and creating progressive new enterprise options to ship development.”
“I’ve had the chance to spend the final 15 years working with among the most fearless, bold and enterprising unbiased leisure corporations within the enterprise,” Brown stated of becoming a member of BBC Studios in an announcement. “I’m honoured to now have the prospect to take that intrepid spirit to BBC Studios. BBC Studios’ roster of deeply resonant IP, its far-flung community of creator and purchaser relationships, and its unparalleled ties into the wealthy British expertise heritage in entrance and behind the digital camera are all fairly unimaginable. The corporate is just simply starting to convey these property to the broader North American & Latin American market and I couldn’t be extra excited to assist develop the model and the corporate on this aspect of the pond!”
Reflecting on her promotion on the firm, Maitra stated in an announcement that the final 1.5 years with BBC Studios has been “eye-opening.”
“After I joined BBC Studios, I had understanding of the standing and status of the BBC model, however the previous yr and a half has been eye-opening by way of not solely our unmatched contributions to the worldwide media ecosystem, however the numerous alternatives to develop our attain world wide,” she stated. “I’m grateful to be working alongside a gifted workforce of executives as my position expands.”