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Rebecca Glashow Appointed President of BBC Studios Americas – Variety



BBC Studios has appointed former Awesomeness co-head Rebecca Glashow to steer the corporate’s actions within the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

Primarily based in New York, Glashow will start her new function as president of BBC Studios Americas on June 1, reporting straight into Paul Dempsey, president of worldwide distribution at BBC Studios.  She replaces former president Ann Sarnoff, who joined Warner Bros. Leisure as chief government final 12 months.

Most just lately, Glashow was the co-head of Viacom’s Gen Z-focused leisure division Awesomeness, the place she led enterprise operations and income together with gross sales, advertising, analysis, distribution and manufacturing.

Earlier than that, Glashow was chief technique and distribution officer of Awesomeness, the place she oversaw world distribution, studio operations and enterprise growth.

Glashow has additionally held numerous management roles at Discovery Communications. In her final function, she served as senior VP of digital distribution and partnerships, overseeing the technique and operations for Discovery’s digital video enterprise, together with launching Discovery’s suite of cellular apps, OTT providers, interactive experiences and streaming content material choices.

She additionally led the corporate’s content material negotiations throughout digital and conventional platforms, and partnered with the worldwide division to set the worldwide digital technique. Earlier than Discovery, Glashow held government roles at Comcast and InDemand.

Glashow may even work intently with Matt Forde, managing director for worldwide manufacturing and codecs, whose Los Angeles-based manufacturing unit produces “Dancing with the Stars” and the “Life Beneath Zero” franchise amongst others.

Within the Americas, BBC Studios operates six places of work within the area, and a key manufacturing base in Los Angeles.  The corporate secures co-production partnerships and content material gross sales, in addition to working franchise administration, shopper merchandise, licensing, training, and cinema and reside occasions companies.

Throughout the area, BBC  Studios manages three way partnership relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC America; with ITV for SVoD service BritBox; and strategic partnerships with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel (Canada) and Corus for BBC Canada (Canada), in addition to a manufacturing partnership with Endemol Shine in Brazil.

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