BBC Studios Americas Appoints EVP of Content Sales


BBC Studios Americas has appointed Dina Vangelisti to the post of executive VP of content sales.

Vangelisti’s appointment marks a shift to a Los Angeles-helmed sales division for the company, where she will establish new partnerships and grow existing ones with customers for content sales and co-productions across global platforms and U.S. networks. Vangelisti will report directly to Rebecca Glashow, president of BBC Studios Americas.

Prior to this role, Vangelisti led the domestic television division at Paramount Pictures Worldwide, where she developed business strategies for the global sales team with digital platforms and broadcasters. Previously, she held senior leadership roles at First Look Studios, ABC/FOX Family Channel and CBC International Sales.

The hiring of Vangelisti rounds out Glashow’s executive team as she prepares BBC Studios’ U.S. operation for the next stage of growth.

Glashow said: “When I joined BBC Studios, one of my top priorities was to structure the business for future growth by fortifying our coveted content sales and co-production business. Dina’s proven leadership capabilities and deep-rooted connections to the Los Angeles creative community are exactly what BBC Studios needs to take our partnerships to a new level.”

Vangelisti added: “Leading sales for BBC Studios out of Los Angeles makes perfect sense, and in a sea of content—available anywhere and everywhere—British content and the BBC brand are unlike any other. As the demand for talent from across the pond grows, my team will be well-positioned to bring the best of what the U.K. has to offer to global platforms and U.S. networks.”