ATLANTA: Valerie Meraz has been elevated to the post of senior VP of content acquisitions and strategy for Turner’s entertainment networks.
In her new role, Meraz will negotiate deals for movies and off-network TV series on behalf of TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Turner Classic Movies and FilmStruck. The content Meraz and her team acquire will help support original programming for all of those brands, including the programming and brand evolutions at TNT and TBS. Meraz is based in Atlanta and reports to Michael Quigley, the executive VP of commercial operations, content strategy and monetization for TBS and TNT.
Since joining Turner in 2012 as VP of program acquisitions, Meraz has provided her expertise during negotiations to license Brooklyn Nine-Nine for TBS, as well as a slate of blockbuster movies for TBS and TNT that includes Warner Bros.’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and all of the upcoming DC Comics films, among others. In addition, Meraz has taken part in negotiating long-term deals for Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers and other series that help support Adult Swim’s original programming lineup.
“Over the past five years, Valerie has built a highly effective acquisitions team that has been aggressively filling Turner’s library with valuable content and representing the company in an extremely dynamic and rapidly changing marketplace,” said Quigley. “We’re very fortunate to have someone with her experience and leadership in our corner.”