Fox Networks Group Content Distribution (FNGCD) has revealed the highlights of its programming slate for MIPCOM, in addition to announcing a series of new appointments across its global sales and operations teams.
Enrique Juarez has been named VP of sales for Latin America and U.S. Hispanic. He will manage the Latin American sales team and oversee all sales activity for the group across LatAm. Most recently, Juarez served as VP of Latin America at NBC Universal and was previously at Warner Bros. Juarez will report to Prentiss Fraser, Fox Networks Group Content Distribution’s executive VP and managing director, and is based in the Miami office.
Luis Gadea has been tapped as director of sales for Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama. Gadea joins FNGCD from Alebrije Cine Y Video and prior to that was working at Televisa in programming and acquisitions. He will operate out of Mexico City. Joao Fonseca becomes associate director of sales for Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Fonseca comes to the organization from Globo in Brazil and will be based in São Paulo. Carolina Lozana, recently promoted to senior sales manager, will continue to work out of Colombia. All will report directly to Juarez.
Greg Emson, who has been named executive director of marketing, previously worked at Sony Pictures Television, where he was responsible for the overall management of the U.K. pre- and post-sales marketing activities. Emson has held positions at A+E Networks as well as ITV Studios. He will be based in London overseeing the FNGCD global marketing team, reporting to Greg Drebin, executive VP of worldwide marketing at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.
Andrea Dunn, VP of legal and business affairs, joins the team from all3media and will manage the legal and business affairs team in London. She will report into Jonathan Gottlieb, executive VP of legal affairs AT Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. Both will also have a local line into Fraser.
Fraser commented: “We are thrilled to have such an experienced and talented group of executives as part of our global sales and operations teams. The addition of these new team members allows us to fully execute on our ‘think globally, act locally’ strategy, which enables us to offer an elevated customer experience for our buyers and grow revenue opportunities for the overall business.”
Meanwhile, the upcoming slate for MIPCOM features more than 953 hours of content with over 100 new titles, including National Geographic’s new scripted series Valley of the Boom, award-winning feature docs Free Solo and Science Fair, and the prime-time entertainment show and format Talento Fox.
Fox Networks Group Content Distribution’s drama catalog adds more new titles than ever before, with both new and returning series from channel partners National Geographic, FOX Latin America and FOX Turkey. Highlights include Valley of the Boom, a drama-documentary hybrid from National Geographic charting the rise, and then the bursting of, the tech bubble; MARS, which returns for a second season; and Impuros, a gritty crime thriller from FOX Latin America based on a true story. Also from FOX Latin America, The Host is a scripted series that mixes comedy, impersonations and music to follow the goings-on in a contemporary hotel. Fox Networks Group Content Distribution will also be launching season three of hit show #CallMeBruna and season two of the comedy Run Coyote Run. There’s also Hayat Gibi, a MEDYAPIM adaptation of the hit U.S. series This Is Us for FOX Turkey.
In the way of new factual and entertainment highlights, Talento Fox from FOX Latin America is an entertainment and competitive reality show searching for the next big singing star. From National Geographic Documentary Films, Fox Networks Group Content Distribution will be launching two high-profile new feature documentaries: Free Solo and Science Fair.
Other new factual titles from National Geographic include two 4K wildlife titles, Into the Okavango and The Flood, and the history titles Drain the Oceans, which uses new technology to reveal a raft of secrets from the seabed, and Nazi Megastructures: Russia’s War, examining how the Nazis deployed their engineering prowess in Germany’s brutal war with Russia. A National Geographic Studios Production, Inside the Internet: 50 Years of Life Online takes a look at the history of the internet, from its humble origins to its transformation of the way we now live.
Connie Hodson, Fox Networks Group Content Distribution’s VP of content and corporate communications, commented: “We are privileged to be sitting within a global group that puts storytelling at the heart of everything, providing Fox Networks Group Content Distribution with an incredible pipeline of compelling scripted and unscripted content. To help celebrate the launch of our 2018 slate, we are delighted to say that a number of leading talent from our international series will also be with us in Cannes, including Lali Esposito from Talento Fox, Maria Bopp from#CallMeBruna, Adrian Suar from The Host and Songül Öden and Birkan Sokullu from Hayat Gibi.”