Magazine article Variety

Executive Lineup

Magazine article Variety

Executive Lineup

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JAUME ROURES

A force for change in Spanish film and TV, helping to create Catalonia's TVC, Spain's first regional broadcaster, then Mediapro in 1994 and becoming its driving force with Tatxo Benet. Independent-minded, forthright, leftwing and unpretentious, he says Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" is one of his proudest achievements.

JAVIER MENDEZ

He handled major Hollywood deals at Spain's Sogecable from 1997-2001, joining Mediapro in 2002. As head of film production from 200212, he has overseen its move into high-profile international film and, from 2014-15, its move into international TV co-production. He was appointed the Mediapro Studio chief content officer in March 2019.

RAN TELLEM

Tellem, a producer on "Homeland" and longtime VP of programming and content at Israel's Keshet Broadcasting, was tapped as Mediapro head of international content development in 2016. He is driving some of Mediapro's most-anticipated titles: "The Paradise," "The Head," "Unwanted."

TATXO BENET

A journalist during Spain's 1975-1982 transition to democracy, he joined TVC in 1983, was appointed TV3 sports director in 1987 and oversaw its transmission of the 1992 Barcelona Games. He helped steer its conversion into a global player in sports rights and now highend TV. "I am delighted by our ambition, in the good sense of the word," he says.

LAURA FERNANDEZ ESPESO

Globomedia international development head since 2009. She was tapped as Mediapro director of international content in 2016 to help its international production drive, and is spearheading Mediapro's master's degree in creative writing and screenplays and is now joint head of TV, the Mediapro Studio. …

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