North America’s premier content marketplace, NATPE Global, has confirmed a slew of appointments rounding out the team ahead of its return to Miami from January 16 to 18, 2024 at the InterContinental Hotel. As previously announced, former SVP and publisher of Realscreen Claire Macdonald who has recently overseen the successful NATPE Budapest, has been named Executive Director.
Jen Fitzgerald has been appointed Senior Conference Producer, bringing her experience producing large scale events and awards programs. Previously, she spent six years in the Live Action Production Unit at Corus Entertainment working with such brands as YTV, CMT Canada, OWN Canada and W Network
Brian Boudreau has been selected as Sales Manager, and has worked for Brunico for nearly seven years. He brings significant experience in working with the government and corporate worlds and looks forward to his next challenge as Sales Manager with NATPE Global.
Cesar Diaz has been chosen as Buyer Relations Manager, Latin America and Hispanic U.S. He is a seasoned executive in the television distribution industry who now leads his own company, 7A Media. Cesar was key in catapulting the Latin telenovela genre to non-Spanish speaking markets, while maintaining a strong presence in all of the Spanish-speaking countries.
Based in Greece and with more than 20 years of experience in production development and distribution, Victoria Elmacioglu has been appointed Head of Buyer Relations and Business Development Manager, Europe. Fresh off the success of NATPE Budapest, Victoria is thrilled to continue working with Brunico, representing NATPE Global.
Jose Sanchez, selected as Business Development Manager, has more than 20 years experience across the entertainment industry. He has worked with major global broadcasters and companies such as Disney/ABC, BBC, A&E Discovery, and Reed Midem, consistently winning awards for outstanding achievements in sales.
NATPE Global will host the most important buyers and sellers of projects in development and catalogue programming, as well as providing access to distribution decision-makers from leading connected TV device manufacturers and MVPDs. At the heart of NATPE Global is a networking-first approach, offering delegates unique and powerful opportunities to build and cultivate the domestic and international relationships that will drive their businesses forward.
Most recently, Brunico successfully reinvigorated NATPE Budapest with growth on every front including a 20% increased attendance, 366 qualified buyers, 112 exhibitors, more than 400 companies and 60 countries represented.