Paul Presburger Exits Pantelion Films & Pantaya


Paul Presburger is stepping down as the CEO of TelevisaUnivision’s Pantelion Films and Pantaya to focus on his production and co-financing company Globalgate Entertainment, which is working on a slate of titles for the Spanish-language content giant’s streaming service, ViX.

Pantelion Films, a studio focused on the U.S. Hispanic market, and Pantaya, the first premium streaming service for Spanish-language films and series, were acquired by TelevisaUnivision from Hemisphere Media Group last month.

“I am extremely grateful to my original partners at Lionsgate, Televisa and Hemisphere,” said Presburger. “I am immensely proud of what we’ve accomplished, creating and distributing record-breaking films and paving the way for premium Hispanic content in the U.S. through our highly successful launch and recent sale to TelevisaUnivision. Of all the things we accomplished, I am most proud of the opportunities and careers we championed for young Latinx talent and executives. As I move on, I am looking forward to working with them on more groundbreaking premium content.”

Pierluigi Gazzolo, TelevisaUnivision’s president and chief transformation officer, added, “It has been a pleasure working with Paul from the outset and as he facilitates our companies’ transition. As the architect of Pantaya and Pantelion, Paul has long had his finger on the pulse of the Latin community, both in the U.S. and around the world, building audiences and careers, and we look forward to continuing to work with him on new projects, expanding upon the strong foundation he built.”

Jim McNamara, the longtime chairman of Pantelion, noted, “Paul has been a great partner and the visionary creator of Pantelion and Pantaya. In a relatively short span, Paul produced an enviable portfolio of premiere content and successfully targeted, harnessed and entertained a vast, underserved and loyal audience.”