Mediawan & Leonine Studios Hires for Co-Pros


Mediawan & Leonine Studios has tapped Caroline Kusser as executive VP of international co-production.

Kusser is also appointed executive VP of world sales at Leonine Studios. She will be based in the newly opened U.S. office in Los Angeles.

In her new roles, she is responsible for all TV co-production activities on an international and European level and will manage and coordinate scripted co-productions across the more than 60 production companies belonging to Mediawan & Leonine Studios. She will also be instrumental in driving the development of Leonine Studios’ global distribution.

Pierre-Antoine Capton and Fred Kogel, co-CEOs of Mediawan & Leonine Studios, commented: “We are very pleased that Caroline has joined our team. She is an expert with an excellent network and the ideal person for our planned internationalization and growth strategy in the TV co-production segment.”

Kogel, Leonine Studios’ CEO, added: “Together with her, we will continue to develop our Leonine Studios brand into a synonym for premium content in international distribution. Our high-end fiction productions for TV are in the very best hands with her.”

Kusser commented: “I’m excited to join the content powerhouse that is Mediawan & Leonine Studios, created by two of the leading European media companies, and I’m looking forward to working in collaboration with the European teams to ensure we fully maximize the potential of content, alongside expanding the activity and presence of the company as a whole across this diverse and vibrant market. At the same time, I am really excited to expand Leonine Studios’ premium brand into the world sales business.”