Fox is restructuring their international distribution division Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution under veteran executive Gina Brogi, who has just been promoted to the position of President of Global Distribution. She succeeds Marion Edwards who recently announced she would be stepping down at the end of the year.
Brogi, who has been with the studio since 1999, will oversee the worldwide distribution Fox’s TV series and feature films across all media and platforms including Pay, Basic, Free TV and SVOD). Brogi will also be responsible for the licensing of all Twentieth Century Fox feature films to U.S. networks. She will based in Los Angeles and report directly to Mark Kaner, the President of the Division.
“Gina is one of the most highly-respected executives in the industry and we are proud to see her step into this important new role,” said Kaner. “With her extensive strategic experience and extraordinary sales and leadership skills, Gina will help guide our global teams to ensure our continued success.”
The restructuring will consolidate the divisions licensing teams throughout all television distribution media and platforms and align the sales organization around three major regions: the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. In announcing the new structure, Brogi has tapped three long-time execs, who have all been upped to EVP, to lead the studio’s efforts in the three regions. Evan Scheffel will oversee the Americas, Kristen Finney will oversee EMEA, while Richard Samuels will have responsibility for Asia Pacific. The will all report to Gina Brogi.
“Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has been my home for over 17 years and I’m both humbled and excited to begin this next chapter with Mark as we move our organization forward in this ever-evolving global television distribution landscape,” Gina Brogi said in a statement.
“As part of our long-term planning and with the progression of our industry in mind, we have decided to restructure our organization to better capitalize on our business”, she continued. “We are fortunate to have an incredibly strong executive team. I’m very proud and appreciative to have Evan, Kristen, and Richard’s talent and experience as we collaborate on taking our division to the next level.”
Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is responsible for licensing Fox owned titled to broadcasters throughout the world, with some of their better known current shows being The X-Files, Homeland, New Girl, The Strain and Bones. New titles on their slate from the recently started 2016-2017 broadcast season include 24: Legacy, the newest entry in the 24 franchise; The Exorcist, which the studio recently licensed to Syfy UK; This Is Us, which was recently picked up by Channel 4 in the UK; and Prison Break, a revival of the hit Fox series of the same name.