Pernel Media Taps International Executive Producer


Pernel Media has appointed Celine Payot Lehmann to the company’s senior management team in the role of international executive producer.

Payot Lehmann will manage and develop a slate of factual programming with international appeal at the independent TV production company. She will also be responsible for co-production financing for projects across the business and strengthening relationships with all international partners.

Payot Lehmann joins Pernel Media from ARTE Distribution, where she has been head of distribution for nearly five years. Prior to ARTE, she was head of distribution and acquisitions at ZED, where she spent over 12 years. At Pernel Media, Payot Lehmann will report to President Samuel Kissous.

Payot Lehmann said: “I am thrilled to be joining Pernel Media’s dynamic production team. I have a passion for strong storytelling tailored for a global audience. It’s an exciting challenge and I can’t wait to start.”

Kissous added: “We are delighted that Celine is joining our team as we are accelerating and further strengthening the international strategy which Pernel Media has established for years. Celine will help come up with smart co-financing plans that can make the money go further for each partner involved. With Celine, we will also be working on global deals with platforms and multi-territory broadcasters.”