Pan-European content creator and producer, Asacha Media Group, announced today the appointment of Maria Grazia Ursino as Vice President of Content Development and Distribution.
Ursino joins Asacha Media Group from Disney where she most recently served as Sales Director for Turkey, Israel and Greece, following the company’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox. She previously held the role of Executive Director at Fox Networks Group Content Distribution’s business in Italy, Spain and Portugal, responsible for distributing Fox Networks’ and National Geographic’s catalogues.
Prior to her years with Fox, Maria was Sales director at Sony Pictures Television, having previously held both production and distribution roles within the independent production sector in Italy.
In her new position as Vice President of Content Development and Distribution at Asacha Media Group, Ursino will lead the company’s co-productions, content development and distribution across Europe, with a focus on Southern Europe and Hispanic speaking markets.
Ursino takes up her new role with immediate effect and is based in Rome, reporting to Asacha Media Group’s Co-CEOs, Gaspard de Chavagnac and Marina Williams.
“We are delighted to have Maria join Asacha Media Group in the newly created role of Vice President of Content Development and Distribution”, says Marina Williams. “Maria brings with her 20-years of experience that spans multiple markets and genres. Her appointment will accelerate the growth of Asacha’s co-production and content creation business, as we expand into new markets and enter further partnerships with networks and streaming platforms.”
Ursino’s appointment follows the launch of Asacha Media Group in April 2020, when the newly formed business acquired Italian production houses, Picomedia and Stand By Me and French production company, Mintee Studio.