Paramount Global Rebrands VIS – WORLD SCREEN

Paramount Global Rebrands VIS – WORLD SCREEN

Paramount Global’s ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) was renamed Paramount Television International Studios (PTIS) under the direction of Maria Kyriacou.

“As part of George Cheeks’ Global Content Group, we will operate as one aligned company, adopting the best practices and discipline of our US counterparts, coupled with the ability to support local adaptations of global franchises,” Kyriacou, president of broadcast and studios international, said in an internal memo to staff. “And, as part of Pam Kaufman’s international markets organization, we will work closely with the Paramount+ team to ensure we support the service’s growth in markets around the world.”

Sarah Rose has expanded her responsibilities as Operations and Commercial Director for International Studios as well as UK Broadcast.

Reporting to Rose, James Tatam will serve as Senior Vice President of Business and Revenue for UK Broadcast and Studios Europe, leading the studio’s business and revenue in Europe. Sebastian Vibes, vice president of sales and co-production, will report to Tatam as well as Samuel Duque for all co-productions between Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

Rose and Tatam will work closely with Cibele Salomao, vice president of finance and operations, who will lead PTIS’ finances and report to Suki Gill, chief financial officer of Paramount’s international television media networks.

Antony Smith becomes vice president of production and will lead production across the studio in the UK and Europe. Reporting to Rose, Smith will work with key production leaders in the markets, including Steffen Kottkamp, ​​vice president of production in Germany.

Reporting to Kyriacou, Kate Laffey has expanded her responsibilities with European Studio Content Management, as Vice President, Head of Content for PTIS UK and Europe. In this new role, Laffey will work closely with creative heads in key European markets, including Ben Frow and Sebastian Cardwell in the UK, Susanne Schildknecht in Germany and, soon to be appointed, new creative heads in Italy and France. Laffey will also work closely with Beverley McGarvey in Australia and Katrina Kowalski in Canada.

In Latin America, Dario Turovelzky expanded oversight of the LatAm studio as well as Spanish and Portuguese original content, in addition to his direction of Latin American broadcast.

Reporting to Turovelzky, Samuel Duque will serve as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Telecolombia International Studios (TIS) Productions, LatAm studio, with oversight in the region, as an independent entity within Paramount.

In Israel, Ananey’s studio and broadcast business will continue to operate as an independent entity within PTIS, with Orly Atlas-Katz, CEO and Executive Vice President of Paramount Israel, reporting directly to Kyriacou.

As part of the closer relationship with the CBS Group of Cheeks, PTIS will benefit from the direction of business affairs from John Phillips, executive vice president of business affairs for CBS Studios. Phillips will work closely with Kathryn Richardson, Senior Vice President, BALA, Studios and Regional Head BALA UK and Israel, and Juan Delgado, Vice President, BALA, Studio and Regional Head BALA LatAm, who have expanded their responsibilities to co-lead the Studio BALA area.

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