MBC Group Taps Christina Wayne


MBC Group has appointed Christina Wayne as managing director of MBC Studios, taking over the role from Peter Smith.

Wayne will continue MBC Studios’ ongoing work in expanding the reach of its content to audiences around the world, leveraging the continuous trend for non-English-language television content to reach more global markets.

Prior to joining MBC Studios, Wayne was the principal creative executive and head of Canada and Australia for Amazon Studios. She began her career in entertainment as a screenwriter and director and has held positions with Assembly Entertainment, Cineflix Studios and AMC.

Smith is moving on to pursue other ventures. He will, however, remain as an advisor to MBC Group.

Sam Barnett, group CEO of MBC Group, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be welcoming Christina Wayne to the role of managing director at MBC Studios. Christina brings with her a wealth of international expertise in content development and production, where she has worked across a multitude of territories and languages and led the development of Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning series.

“We look forward to her building on the team’s successes as we continue to expand our horizons in international content even further.”