Canal+ Alum to Lead Original Programming for HBO Max in France


Vera Peltekian has been named VP and commissioning editor of original production for France at WarnerMedia International.

Based in Paris, Peltekian will commission original programming for HBO Max. Peltekian will join the company in November.

Since 2006, Peltekian has managed French drama series and co-produced original programming at the Canal+ group. Prior to her current role, she worked at Tele Images, heading up French drama development, and over five years produced drama series for both public networks and free TV.

Antony Root, executive VP and head of original production at WarnerMedia EMEA, said, “Vera is a world-class television executive whose passion for nurturing storytellers has seen her work on some of France’s most creative and ambitious programming.”

He continued, “This appointment ensures we can start to develop exciting new content, so when we launch HBO Max in France, we can present a slate that will intrigue and delight audiences.”

Peltekian added, “I’m happy and proud to join such a talented team. WarnerMedia means a lot to everyone working in this industry in France and Europe. It is a symbol of ambition, creativity and respect for the audience and talent—always taking a chance to be the best. These qualities are exactly what we need in a competitive market.”